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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

56

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Nikon Coolpix L26

43

Nikon Coolpix L26

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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.
 

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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
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/3.2
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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 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 164 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$90.00 vs $199.90
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (2.2x less)
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
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

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

              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              L26:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $258

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $93

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              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

              $115

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $65

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Fujifilm FinePix T300

              Travel zoom

              $160

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Nikon Coolpix L25

              Compact

              $72

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

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