Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot S200 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Canon PowerShot S120 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Winner
Canon PowerShot S120

81

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
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

differences

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)
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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
Help
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$180.00 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $219 cheaper (2.2x less)
Thickness
Thinner
1" vs 1.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
10 fps vs 9.4 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S120:9.4 fps
              DSC-WX300:10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              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 - $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $220

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $448

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $180

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $210 - $347

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $261 - $330

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $699

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $238

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $230

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

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