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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

56

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

53

Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
360 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 360 ms vs 810 ms
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2.2x less delay when taking photos
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
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
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 1.2 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        100 HS:93x55x19 mm
        W510:96x54x19 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        100 HS:140 g
        W510:119 g
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        100 HS:360 ms
        W510:810 ms
        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
        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 A2300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

        Compact

        $180

        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 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 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 SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

        Ultra compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

        Compact

        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        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

        appearance

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

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