Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

61

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Thin
Thickness
1.1"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Zoom
Great zoom
16x
Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
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 S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$332

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$470

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

$423

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$560

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Less zoom
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Travel zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle

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?)