Updated (August, 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot S95 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S90

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
2100 ms startup delay
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
12,800 ISO
Weight
Light-weight
198 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Sensor size
Large sensor
2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S90

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Size Much smaller 100x58x30 mm vs 134x91x156 mm
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10.5x smaller
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 134k dots
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Around 3.5x higher resolution screen
Weight Much lighter 198 g vs 906 g
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4.6x lighter
Thickness Much thinner 1.2" vs 6.1"
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5x thinner
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 10 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The S90's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-F828

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 30% larger sensor
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Sensor size Large sensors Help
S90:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
DSC-F828:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S90:3.8x
DSC-F828:7.1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S90:15s
DSC-F828:30s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S90:12,800 ISO
DSC-F828:None
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S90:10 MP
DSC-F828:8 MP
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S90:3,200 ISO
DSC-F828:800 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S90:461k dots
DSC-F828:134k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$284

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

Canon PowerShot S90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$348

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7

Digicam

Size Much smaller
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77

Ultra compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Super zoom

$469

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Much smaller sensor

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Canon PowerShot S90
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