Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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)
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 94x56x19 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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Around 40% 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
Weight Significantly lighter 139 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $217.42 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $63 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S100:f/2.0
              WX7:f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              WX7:5.6x

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $159

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              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 Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

              Sony Cybershot WX9

              Compact

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Larger screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              $395

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $230 - $328

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $190

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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