Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2500 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Size
Smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 113×73×46 mm
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3.7x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.9 fps
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Around 4x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 306 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1.8"
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2.3x thinner
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
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 4x
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9x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/1500s
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40% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $188

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $400

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

              Sony Cybershot WX7

              Compact

              $176

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $213

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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