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
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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
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 Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus Much better macro capability 3 cm vs 10 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
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 360 ms vs 570 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
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
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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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        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
        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
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        S3100:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $73

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $297 - $350

        Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $79 - $126

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

        Compact

        $251

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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

        $165

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $138 - $250

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

        Nikon Coolpix S3100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $88

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Nikon Coolpix S2600

        Compact

        $169

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Nikon Coolpix S3500

        Compact

        $84 - $120

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $109 - $127

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Nikon Coolpix S2700

        Compact

        $76 - $110

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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        discussion

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