Updated (June 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Canon PowerShot S110

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

81

Canon PowerShot S110

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Large sensor
Sensor size
1" 13.2x8.8mm
Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S110

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (99×59×27 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S110

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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
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
99×59×27 mm vs 102×58×36 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 2 f-stops better
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$259.99 vs $389.99
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
66.0 vs 48.0
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Around 40% better image quality
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
Battery life
Much longer battery life
330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S110f/2
              DSC-RX100f/1.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1101080p @ 24fps
              DSC-RX1001080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1105x
              DSC-RX1003.6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S11099×59×27 mm
              DSC-RX100102×58×36 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S110198 g
              DSC-RX100213 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $948

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $350

              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon PowerShot S110 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              GPS Has a GPS
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

              Travel zoom

              $328

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

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