Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Advantages of the Canon A3400 IS

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Lowest price Cheaper $94.10 vs $179.99
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The best price we've seen is $86 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
Size Slightly smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 95x56x21 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 140 g vs 145 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Size Fairly small Help
              A3400 IS:95x56x21 mm
              100 HS:93x55x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS:5x
              100 HS:4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $189

              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 A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $97 - $108

              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $130 - $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

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

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $75 - $126

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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