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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

62

vs

Canon ELPH 100 HS

55

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
Help
Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$90.00 vs $314.00
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The best price we've seen is $224 cheaper (3.5x 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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS:1/1500s
              WX9:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              WX9:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              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

              $70 - $165

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $236

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom More zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

              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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS
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