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

61

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
$139.00 vs $249.49
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The best price we've seen is $110 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              100 HSf/2.8
              WX9f/2.6
              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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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
              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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $256

              Screen size Smaller screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller

              appearance

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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