Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot W510

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the Canon 100 HS or Sony W510

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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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$116.00 vs $169.45
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The best price we've seen is $53 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
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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 Very small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              W51096×54×20 mm
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$116.00
              W510$169.45
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              W5101.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              W5104.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $111

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              GPS Has a GPS
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $289

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly 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
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $110

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Much thicker
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Fujifilm FinePix AX350

              Compact

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Fujifilm Finepix JX500

              Compact

              $80

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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