Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S3100

Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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Nikon Coolpix S3100

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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 S3100

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight
Light-weight
118 g
 
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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
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 3.3x closer to the lens
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
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 360 ms vs 570 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
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
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)
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $109.99 vs $131.19
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S3100

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Weight Lighter 118 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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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
              S3100:93x57x18 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS:0.8"
              S3100:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              S3100:118 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS:$109.99
              S3100:$131.19
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              100 HS:360 ms
              S3100:570 ms
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS:3.4 fps
              S3100:0.7 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              S3100:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $235

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $206

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $167

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $387

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Nikon Coolpix S2600

              Compact

              $169

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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