Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

55

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.5
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great battery life
Battery life
260 shots
 

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
 

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
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.4 fps vs 1.3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$90.00 vs $268.50
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The best price we've seen is $179 cheaper (3x less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FH8

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.5 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FH8's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-FH8's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
123 g vs 140 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% 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 HS:93x55x19 mm
              DMC-FH8:96x57x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS:0.8"
              DMC-FH8:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              DMC-FH8:123 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS:1/1500s
              DMC-FH8:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS:3.4 fps
              DMC-FH8:1.3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              DMC-FH8:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $123 - $180

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

              Compact

              $140

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              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

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Panasonic Lumix FH10

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

              Ultra compact

              $99

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

              Travel zoom

              $382

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6

              Compact

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
              Canon ELPH 100 HS
              Canon ELPH 100 HS Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

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