Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

57

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

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-HX9v.

competitors

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$362

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$625

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$429 - $449

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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Roger (2:39 AM, February 12, 2012)
From the descriptions, the S100 is better for my purposes as a Realtor.  I prefer the widest angle possible and the greatest clarity of pictures.  And often have to take pictures in poor light.  NOW, I would love one of this class of camera to accommodate an external flash.  But then, for the real marketing applications, i can always hire a professional
 
Klashn (0:37 AM, January 24, 2012)
With the S95, there was a Stitch/Panorama mode, but I never could figure out how to do it on the camera, I ended up running it through some stitching software on my PC
 
Sophomore (10:47 PM, December 30, 2011)
Can't many Canons allow you to stitch together pictures, (creating a panorama?)