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Canon PowerShot S100 Digital Camera Review$429.99
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We loved Olympus’ return to form when we first reviewed the XZ-1 back in March. For a long time, this model sat in the number one spot on our list of fixed-lens cameras. Times change, and the XZ-1’s rank has dropped a bit, but this camera remains one of the best ultracompacts out there.
But the S100 is better.
The margin is very slim, a few points here, a few points there; but by most metrics the S100 wins. Noise is the biggest difference between the two, thanks to the S100’s clear shots at low and medium ISOs. Canon also surpasses many of the XZ-1’s best features, such as burst mode and shooting controls. Current XZ-1 owners shouldn’t feel compelled to upgrade, but new shoppers should take note of the new ultracompact king.