Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

60

Canon ELPH 100 HS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$143.99 vs $249.99
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The best price we've seen is $106 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the WX9's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              WX995×56×20 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              100 HS1080p @ 24fps
              WX91080p @ 60fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              WX9139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              WX91/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              100 HS3.0 cm
              WX95.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              WX95x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $256

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $587

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $280

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              $240

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              discussion

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