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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S4300

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Really small
Size
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weight
Light-weight
139 g
Size
Really small
Super compact 96x59x21 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4300.

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
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
Significantly 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
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
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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              S430096x59x21 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              S4300139 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$124.90
              S4300$129.95
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              S43006x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              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

              $176

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $120

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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