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

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
2100 ms startup delay
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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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
3.0" 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
Size
Much smaller
100x58x30 mm vs 134x91x156 mm
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10.5x smaller
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
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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recommendations

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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
S901/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
DSC-F8282/3" 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
S903,200 ISO
DSC-F828800 ISO
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
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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

$349

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$429

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

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$290

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$348 - $378

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$428

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports RAW No RAW support
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
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
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$722 body only

$1,038 with 55-300mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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