Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon Powershot S100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V vs Canon PowerShot S95

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

68

Canon PowerShot S95

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
193 g
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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differences

Advantages of the Canon S95

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 50% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-TX200V

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type
Has an OLED screen
OLED vs LCD
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OLED screens are often brighter and more vibrant than typical LCD screens
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
96x58x16 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
Help
Around 50% smaller
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-TX200V's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3.3" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Much thinner
0.6" vs 1.2"
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Around 50% thinner
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Weight
Significantly lighter
129 g vs 193 g
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More than 30% lighter
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
Battery life
Longer battery life
220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$289.99 vs $429.00
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The best price we've seen is $139 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              S95$429.00
              DSC-TX200V$289.99
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S95200 shots
              DSC-TX200V220 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S953.8x
              DSC-TX200V5x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $237

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $975

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $229

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $300

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

              Compact

              $294

              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Nikon Coolpix AW130

              Compact

              $297 - $327

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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