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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S6300

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Nikon Coolpix S6300

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (93×56×20 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

Items often bought with the Canon 100 HS or Nikon S6300

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 16 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6300.

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
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
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 94×58×26 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$114.99 vs $140.00
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The best price we've seen is $25 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S6300

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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 HS93×56×20 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              100 HS1080p @ 24fps
              S63001080p @ 30fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              S6300160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$114.99
              S6300$140.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 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
              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

              Nikon Coolpix S6300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $138

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Nikon Coolpix S6200

              Travel zoom

              $135

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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