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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

62

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 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
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony WX7

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Significantly smaller
95×56×20 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$175.51 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $154 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              S100f/2
              WX7f/2.6
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              S1001080p @ 24fps
              WX71080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              S1009.6 fps
              WX710 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S1003.0 cm
              WX75.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S1005x
              WX75.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $180

              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $264

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $971

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5

              Compact

              $169

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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