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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon PowerShot A1200

37

Canon PowerShot A1200

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A1200

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
 
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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
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size Significantly smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 99x63x30 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        A1200:550 ms
        100 HS:360 ms
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        A1200:1 fps
        100 HS:3.4 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $89

        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

        Canon PowerShot A1200 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Canon PowerShot A1400

        Compact

        $199

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Canon PowerShot A1300

        Compact

        $210

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $80

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Smaller
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Placeholder

        Fujifilm FinePix A120

        Compact

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $235

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $171

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Heavier

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        discussion

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