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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $243.96
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              S630094×58×26 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS0.8"
              S63001"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              S6300160 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$149.99
              S6300$243.96
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              S63001/2000s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              S63006 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              ELPH 100 HS
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