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

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x58x30 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Weight
Light-weight
198 g
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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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Size Much smaller 100x58x30 mm vs 134x91x156 mm
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10.5x smaller
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
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
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 10 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S90:3,200 ISO
DSC-F828:800 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S90:461k dots
DSC-F828:134k dots
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot S90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$330 - $449

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price More expensive
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$330

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

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$249 - $349

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $800

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Lowest price More expensive

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Pro digicam

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Supports RAW No RAW support
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$148 - $168

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Samsung Pro815

Samsung Pro815

Pro digicam

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $469 body only

$490 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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