Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

68

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

46

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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Size
Really small
Compact (105×59×34 mm)

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 SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$359

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$480

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$214 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Smaller
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$725

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger

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?)