Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A1300 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot A1200

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

56

Canon PowerShot A1200

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 28 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A1200. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A1200

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Significantly smaller
93x55x19 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
Help
Around 50% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
360 ms vs 550 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.2"
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More than 30% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$128.95 vs $549.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $421 cheaper (4.3x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 100 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A12001/1600s
              100 HS1/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A1200550 ms
              100 HS360 ms
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              A12001 fps
              100 HS3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A12001,600 ISO
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $155

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Canon PowerShot A1300

              Compact

              Size Smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $124 - $156

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Canon PowerShot A1100 IS

              Compact

              $400

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix L14

              Nikon Coolpix L14

              Compact

              $250

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $163

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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