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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

59

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

56

Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot W510

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x54x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
119 g
 
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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 slightly 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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        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
        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 ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $199

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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $130

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

        Compact

        $96

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Cheaper
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Olympus Stylus 9000

        Olympus Stylus 9000

        Travel zoom

        Zoom More zoom
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Supports 24p No 24p support

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

        Ultra compact

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $99

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot G7

        Canon PowerShot G7

        Digicam

        $794

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Much larger
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W220

        Compact

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Canon PowerShot A2200

        Compact

        $74

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

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

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