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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x29 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 96x55x25 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Canon S120

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S120's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S120's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops 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
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 5x
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16x more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life 500 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
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
Size Smaller 96x55x25 mm vs 100x59x29 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 166 g vs 217 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $214.99 vs $446.99
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The best price we've seen is $232 cheaper (2.1x less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $194

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $347

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $370

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Startup delay Much more startup delay

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $288

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $201

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $305

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $259

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger

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