Updated (February 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Nikon Coolpix S6200

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

Items often bought with the Canon 100 HS or Nikon S6200

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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
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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)
Size
Smaller
93×56×20 mm vs 93×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 160 g
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More than 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
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
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              S620093×58×26 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              S6200160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$119.00
              S6200$134.99
              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
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              S62001.2 fps
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $98

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $194

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              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 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $89

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $451

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Fujifilm FinePix T350

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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