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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

54

Nikon Coolpix L26

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L26.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 96×60×29 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)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 2 f-stops 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$143.99 vs $195.00
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
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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recommendations

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
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              L26164 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              100 HS3.0 cm
              L2610.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              100 HS3,200 ISO
              L261,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              L265x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $77

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $89

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Nikon Coolpix S30

              Waterproof

              $139

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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