Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot S110

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

60

Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Really small
Size
Compact (99×60×28 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (93×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
140 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

Items often bought with the S100 or 100 HS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon Powershot S100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 99×60×28 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 198 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$134.97 vs $260.00
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The best price we've seen is $125 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm vs 1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $312

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot N100

              Canon PowerShot N100

              Pro digicam

              $215 - $349

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger

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