Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Nikon Coolpix L26

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix L26 over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
 
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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 @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Size Significantly smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 96x60x29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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)
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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More than 30% 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 1 f-stop better
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 164 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L26

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Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        L26:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $147

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $77 - $180

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $150

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $109 - $117

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        $259

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Nikon Coolpix L25

        Compact

        $93 - $119

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Nikon Coolpix L28

        Compact

        $84 - $87

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Longer battery life
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $115

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A810

        Canon PowerShot A810

        Compact

        $116

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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