Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Size
Really small
Super compact (96×54×20 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Digital
  2. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W510.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high 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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 4.0 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony W510

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/2.8
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
119 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$98.90 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              W51096×54×20 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              100 HSf/2.8
              W510f/2.7
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              100 HS
              1. Lens
              W510
              1. Digital
              2. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              W510119 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1500 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              W5101.2 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              W5104.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung WB50F

              Samsung WB50F

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $145

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $80

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

              Compact

              $70

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5

              Compact

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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