Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A2500 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact 95x54x20 mm
Weight
Light-weight
125 g
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon A2300 IS

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Weight
Lighter
125 g vs 140 g
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More than 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$128.95 vs $155.00
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The best price we've seen is $26 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              A2300 IS95x54x20 mm
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              100 HS140 g
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              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
              A2300 IS1,600 ISO
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2300 IS5x
              100 HS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $218

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $155

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $131

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $243

              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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