Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 92x52x19 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.6
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Size Significantly smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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Around 50% smaller
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Significantly lighter 117 g vs 198 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.7" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $158.79 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S100:f/2.0
              WX50:f/2.6
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              S100:6,400 ISO
              WX50:12,800 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $186

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Light sensitivity Slightly lower maximum light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $130 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $346

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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