Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

Items often bought with the 100 HS or SD1400 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD1400 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
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.00 vs $199.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SD1400 IS

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Size
Slightly smaller
92×56×18 mm vs 93×56×20 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
133 g vs 140 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 Very small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              SD1400 IS92×56×18 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS0.8"
              SD1400 IS0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              SD1400 IS133 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              SD1400 IS1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              SD1400 IS0.7 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 SD1400 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $114

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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