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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S120

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x59x29 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 96x55x25 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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)
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
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Significantly 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 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 Much 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 $229.50 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $499

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot S120 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
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              Canon PowerShot S200

              Compact

              $205 - $235

              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Nikon Coolpix P340

              Pro digicam

              $377

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              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

              $241

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

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