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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

60

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

57

Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     
 

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 Sony Cybershot W510

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot W510 over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
 
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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
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 360 ms vs 810 ms
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2.2x 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
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" 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 Slightly better macro capability 3 cm vs 4 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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At its widest zoom, the W510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Lighter 119 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        100 HS:Lens
        W510:Lens, Digital
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        100 HS:140 g
        W510:119 g
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        100 HS:360 ms
        W510:810 ms
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        100 HS:3.4 fps
        W510:1.2 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        W510:4.4x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

        Compact

        $158

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $138

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $160 - $175

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $225

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $176

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Canon ELPH 115 HS

        Travel zoom

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $85

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Lowest price Cheaper
        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

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Thickness Much thicker
        Samsung ST72

        Samsung ST72

        Ultra compact

        $74

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen size Larger screen
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $138

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        Samsung TL350

        Samsung TL350

        Compact

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $85 - $98

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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        Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W510
        Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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