Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

64

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x27 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

differences

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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$214.00 vs $300.00
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The best price we've seen is $86 cheaper (around 30% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
198 g vs 208 g
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Almost the same
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-HX7v

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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
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 5x
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4x more zoom
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 compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              DSC-HX7v1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              DSC-HX7v10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $330

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $200

              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 S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

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

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $367

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS

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