Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

64

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

43

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

Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$379

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$391 - $529

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$280

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Longer battery life
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$290

Size Much smaller
Weight Much lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$249

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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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?)