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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W510

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Sony Cybershot W510

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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.
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$89.89 vs $124.90
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS:$124.90
              W510:$89.89
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              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

              $149

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              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

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              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 Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A490

              Canon PowerShot A490

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $95 - $98

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5

              Digicam

              $65

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310

              Ultra compact

              $87

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              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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