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
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4300

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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
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)
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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
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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 6x vs 4x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
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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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        S4300:6x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $99

        Autofocus Focuses automatically
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $159

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $75 - $180

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $80

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $189

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $109 - $117

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Weight Heavier
        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Canon ELPH 330 HS

        Travel zoom

        $197

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $130 - $250

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

        Nikon Coolpix S4300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $86 - $120

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $94

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $75 - $126

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $120

        Focus points Many more focus points
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $152

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Smaller
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        appearance

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        Canon ELPH 100 HS Nikon Coolpix S4300

        discussion

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