Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

57

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

38

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

Battery life
Great battery life
300 shots
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds
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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Significantly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$283

High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Aperture Much wider aperture
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Zoom Less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$400

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Travel zoom

$314

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom
Size Larger

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?)