Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

65

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x22 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

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
Help
Get that real film feel
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
1/1.8" 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$218.00 vs $389.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $171 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX150

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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
95x56x22 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
Help
Around 30% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-WX150's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
Weight
Significantly lighter
133 g vs 198 g
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More than 30% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S100:9.6 fps
              DSC-WX150:10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Pro digicam

              $397

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              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

              $399

              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

              $349

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $369

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $201

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $236

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $158

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $268

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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