Updated (August, 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot S95 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
3.0"
Really small
Size
Compact 100x58x30 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
430 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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

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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
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
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
Much 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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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
S90:1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
DSC-F828:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
Common Weaknesses
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S90:3,200 ISO
DSC-F828:800 ISO
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

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Common Weaknesses
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
S90:461k dots
DSC-F828:134k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$571 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$289

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

$399

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

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 S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Thickness Slightly thicker

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Super zoom

$135 - $180

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Boutique

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger
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
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Olympus E-500

Entry-level DSLR

Size Much smaller
Screen size Much larger screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Movie format Does not take movies
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Movie format Does not take movies

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