Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L26

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Nikon Coolpix L26

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L26

Screen size
Large screen
3"

Items often bought with the Canon 100 HS or Nikon L26

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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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
Help
Get that real film feel
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
Size
Significantly smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 96×60×29 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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)
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
$116.00 vs $139.53
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The best price we've seen is $24 cheaper (around 20% 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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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
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              L26164 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$116.00
              L26$139.53
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              L261,600 ISO
              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 HS4x
              L265x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix L26 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Nikon Coolpix L31

              Compact

              $90 - $95

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Nikon Coolpix S8100

              Travel zoom

              $330

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              $250

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A810

              Canon PowerShot A810

              Compact

              $260

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony DSC-S5000

              Sony DSC-S5000

              Compact

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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