Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4x
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9x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93x55x19 mm vs 99x59x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
140 g vs 206 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              510 HS99x59x22 mm
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              510 HS0.9"
              100 HS0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              510 HS$125.00
              100 HS$124.90
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              510 HS3.3 fps
              100 HS3.4 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $558

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

              Compact

              $219

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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