Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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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 Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Significantly wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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5.9x smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 27 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 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
Weight Much lighter 198 g vs 577 g
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2.9x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 3.7"
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3.3x thinner
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
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
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $294.00 vs $627.16
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The best price we've seen is $333 cheaper (2.1x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 5x
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36x more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life 410 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              GPS No built-in GPS
              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 Significantly 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

              $309 - $344

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $194

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $600

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $583

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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