Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Canon PowerShot S110

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sensor size
Large sensor
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x27 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon S110

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 99x59x27 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The S110's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
Startup delay Less startup delay 2300 ms vs 2800 ms
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Around 20% less delay when turning on
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $220.00 vs $469.95
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The best price we've seen is $250 cheaper (2.1x less)
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Overall image quality Much better image quality 66.0 vs 48.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 390 ISO vs 168 ISO
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The DSC-RX100 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the S110
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 20.6 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S110:f/2.0
              DSC-RX100:f/1.8
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              S110:12 MP
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              S110:12,800 ISO
              DSC-RX100:6,400 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S110:2300 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S110:5x
              DSC-RX100:3.6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              S110:99x59x27 mm
              DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S110:198 g
              DSC-RX100:213 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S110:1.1"
              DSC-RX100:1.4"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S110:15s
              DSC-RX100:30s
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $448

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $318 - $400

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $499

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232 - $290

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Nikon Coolpix P330

              Pro digicam

              $257

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $225

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much larger
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $698

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Slightly larger

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              jclimber (6:49 PM, July 10, 2013)
              S110 does have an HDR Mode.
               
              D (2:35 PM, June 30, 2013)
              startup lag for the Canon S110 is wrong. It's more like 2.3s, still faster than the Sony but not by much.