Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

68

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

45

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$280

Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$220 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$425 - $448

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Autofocus Faster autofocus
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger

discussion

Canon Powershot S100
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v
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Showing 3 comments

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?)