Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Canon Powershot S100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

99

Canon Powershot S100

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 102×58×36 mm
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More than 20% smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2400 ms vs 2800 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Weight
Lighter
198 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$319.00 vs $349.99
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The best price we've seen is $31 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
390 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The DSC-RX100 has excellent image quality: 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the S100
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
66.0 vs 50.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 11.6 EV
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1 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
22.6 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.9 more bits of color
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Much longer battery life
330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Focus points
More focus points
25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S100f/2
              DSC-RX100f/1.8
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              DSC-RX1001080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              DSC-RX10010 fps
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              S10012 MP
              DSC-RX10020 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S100$319.00
              DSC-RX100$349.99
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S1002400 ms
              DSC-RX1002800 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              DSC-RX1003.6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S10099×60×28 mm
              DSC-RX100102×58×36 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S100198 g
              DSC-RX100213 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S10015s
              DSC-RX10030s
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $678 - $798

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $546 - $649

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range Has significantly narrower dynamic range

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $470

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $233

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $292 - $348

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $289 body only

              $398 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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              Avatar for Mehdi Rahimi Mehdi Rahimi (0:21 PM, June 04, 2013)
              I have found a cheaper price here : http://j.gs/2082006/sony-rx100
              and I bought this camera, I love it although I wish it had a better zooming power ;)