Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 115 HS

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Canon ELPH 115 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 115 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 93x52x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
133 g
 
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differences

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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 115 HS

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Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 8x vs 4x
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4x more zoom
Weight Slightly lighter 133 g vs 140 g
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Around 10% lighter
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        100 HS:93x55x19 mm
        115 HS:93x52x22 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Thickness Thin Help
        100 HS:0.8"
        115 HS:0.9"
        Weight Light weight Help
        100 HS:140 g
        115 HS:133 g
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        100 HS:3.4 fps
        115 HS:0.8 fps
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $203

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $185

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $182

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $128 - $237

        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $586

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Super zoom

        $140 - $229

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Canon ELPH 115 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $162

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Size Slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $78 - $119

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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