Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

56

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

38

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

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$520

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$449

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$489 - $498

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$428

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$348

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$499

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom

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?)