• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 168.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD960 IS advantages over Sony DSC-WX10

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony DSC-WX10 advantages over Canon SD960 IS

  • Less expensive
    $260 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    168 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 360 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.17 vs 0.42 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Fast shutter lag; Full HD movie recording; 7x optical zoom; Good battery life; 10 fps burst mode; Good print quality.

  • Confusing shooting modes; Soft corners at wide angle; Image noise even at lowest ISO; Cramped controls; LCD difficult to see in bright sunlight.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX48S

Canon SD960 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-WX10
Panasonic DMC-FX48S
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $259
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX580S

Canon SD960 IS
Panasonic DMC-FX580S
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $303
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-WX10
Panasonic DMC-FX580S
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $303
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon SD980 IS

Canon SD960 IS
Canon SD980 IS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Sony DSC-WX10
Canon SD980 IS
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony DSC-WX5

Canon SD960 IS
Sony DSC-WX5
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
Sony DSC-WX10
Sony DSC-WX5
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung MV900F

Canon SD960 IS
Samsung MV900F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony DSC-WX10
Samsung MV900F
  • $245
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
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