Updated (September 2011): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

48

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
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 Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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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
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
99×60×28 mm vs 122×87×93 mm
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5.9x smaller
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 27 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
198 g vs 577 g
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2.9x lighter
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 2 f-stops better
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$260.00 vs $809.99
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The best price we've seen is $550 cheaper (3.1x 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
Battery life
Much longer battery life
410 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 5x
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36x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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 digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              DSC-HX100v10 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              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 S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $399

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $660

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS

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