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

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

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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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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recommendations

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:Digital, Lens
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS:3.4 fps
              W510:1.2 fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              W510:4.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78 - $98

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              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

              $180 - $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $117

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly 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 - $203

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $262

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              appearance

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

              discussion

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