Updated (August 2009): Compare the Canon PowerShot S90 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Canon PowerShot S90 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Canon PowerShot S90
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S90

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Items often bought with the Canon S90 or Sony DSC-F828

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S90.
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S90

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Size
Much smaller
100×58×31 mm vs 134×91×156 mm
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10.5x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Thickness
Much thinner
1.2" vs 6.1"
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5x thinner
Weight
Much lighter
198 g vs 906 g
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4.6x lighter
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 4 f-stops better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$299.00 vs $849.99
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The best price we've seen is $551 cheaper (2.8x less)
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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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/1600s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S903,200 ISO
DSC-F828800 ISO
Movie format Movie support Help
480p @ 30fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S903.8x
DSC-F8287.1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
S9012,800 ISO
DSC-F828None
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S9010 MP
DSC-F8288 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S90461k dots
DSC-F828134k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Canon PowerShot S90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$400

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Supports RAW No RAW support
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 - $350 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

$1,506 with 18-70mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
True resolution Lower true resolution

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