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"
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828.

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
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 4 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
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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Sony DSC-F828.

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
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$314 - $349

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$264

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$399

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 G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$519 - $649

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$330

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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 Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$210

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Olympus SP-550 UZ

Olympus SP-550 UZ

Super zoom

$520

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$724 body only

$929 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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