Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

differences

Advantages of the Canon A3300 IS

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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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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
360 ms vs 510 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
93x55x19 mm vs 95x56x24 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
140 g vs 149 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$124.90 vs $139.95
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The best price we've seen is $15 cheaper (more than 10% 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
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3300 IS95x56x24 mm
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3300 IS149 g
              100 HS140 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A3300 IS$139.95
              100 HS$124.90
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              A3300 IS1/1600s
              100 HS1/1500s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              A3300 IS510 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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3300 IS5x
              100 HS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Canon PowerShot A2200

              Compact

              $100

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $70

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $347

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

              Entry-level DSLR

              $369 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Compact

              $177

              Lowest price More expensive

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