Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x56x18 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.6 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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 250 ms vs 300 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX20

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 96x56x18 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1000 ms vs 2400 ms
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2.4x less delay when turning on
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Longer battery life 250 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 133 g vs 198 g
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More than 30% lighter
Waterproof Waterproof Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Lowest price Cheaper $209.00 vs $282.00
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The best price we've seen is $73 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              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
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              S100:250 ms
              DSC-TX20:300 ms
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              DSC-TX20:4x

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $249

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

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $327

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

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $428

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Competitors

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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price More expensive
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $300

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

              Waterproof

              $287

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $155 - $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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