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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Really small
Size
Super compact (93×56×20 mm)
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Super compact (95×56×21 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

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differences

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
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
$110.00 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 20% 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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 95×56×21 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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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
              A3400 IS95×56×21 mm
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.8
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              A3400 IS145 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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A3400 IS1,600 ISO
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              A3400 IS5x
              100 HS4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              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 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 ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $179

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $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 A3400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $149

              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Placeholder

              Nikon Coolpix 4300

              Digicam

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $198

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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