Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.4 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 234 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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Zoom More zoom 16x vs 5x
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More than 10x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 320 shots vs 200 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $499

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $300

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $299

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $327

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $232

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $315 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              $600

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $125 - $149

              Size Much smaller
              Weight Much lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $129

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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