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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        100 HS:f/2.8
        WX9:f/2.6
        Size Fairly small Help
        100 HS:93x55x19 mm
        WX9:94x56x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        100 HS:140 g
        WX9:139 g
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        WX9:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $109 - $117

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $138 - $250

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $259

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148 - $191

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Olympus VH-510

        Olympus VH-510

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $140

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548 - $550

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Size Much larger
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $230 - $328

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

        Sony Cybershot WX7

        Compact

        $181

        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Screen size Smaller screen

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

        discussion

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