Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.6 f-stops)
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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Size Slightly smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 96x59x21 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.8" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon S4300

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS:93x55x19 mm
              S4300:96x59x21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              S4300:139 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS:$90.00
              S4300:$99.99
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $180 - $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $118

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $218

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $89 - $119

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Samsung ST150F

              Samsung ST150F

              Ultra compact

              $79 - $252

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $89 - $130

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Nikon Coolpix P50

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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