Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 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

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

Items often bought with the 100 HS or SX150 IS

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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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
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
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
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$119.00
              SX150 IS$88.96
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              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

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              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 SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $215

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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