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

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Canon PowerShot S95

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V

Screen size
Large screen
3.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 96x58x16 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S95

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 
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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
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Get that real film feel
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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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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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Size Significantly smaller 96x58x16 mm vs 99x58x29 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 1.9 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness Significantly 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 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 Slightly longer battery life 220 shots vs 200 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              S95:200 shots
              DSC-TX200V:220 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S95:3.8x
              DSC-TX200V:5x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon PowerShot S95 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $200 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $356 - $423

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $223

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX66

              Ultra compact

              $266

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $340

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $279

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

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