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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot A2300 IS over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.99 vs $143.99
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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 2 f-stops better
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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 Very small Help
              A2300 IS95×54×20 mm
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A2300 IS125 g
              100 HS140 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A2300 IS$90.99
              100 HS$143.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              3.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A2300 IS1,600 ISO
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A2300 IS5x
              100 HS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $237

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

              Compact

              $330

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $330

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus VG-160

              Olympus VG-160

              Compact

              $110

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly 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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