Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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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
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher 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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
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 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 93x55x19 mm vs 98x56x20 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W620

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Weight Lighter 116 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
        DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        100 HS:140 g
        DSC-W620:116 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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        100 HS:3.4 fps
        DSC-W620:1.1 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        100 HS:4x
        DSC-W620:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

        Ultra compact

        $78

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

        Compact

        $100

        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Canon PowerShot A3300 IS

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $149 - $179

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX170

        Travel zoom

        $155

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        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 More expensive
        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 ELPH 500 HS

        Canon ELPH 500 HS

        Pro digicam

        $199

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cybershot W530

        Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

        Ultra compact

        $109

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

        Compact

        $98 - $170

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Canon IXUS 132

        Canon IXUS 132

        Travel zoom

        $110

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Nikon Coolpix P340

        Pro digicam

        $347

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

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        Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
        Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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        Canon ELPH 100 HS
        ELPH 100 HS
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        Sony Cybershot DSC-W620
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