Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

53

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Thickness
Thin
0.8"

Items often bought with the Canon 100 HS or Sony DSC-W620

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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
93×56×20 mm vs 98×56×20 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
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$112.00 vs $134.97
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (around 20% 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 Very small Help
              100 HS93×56×20 mm
              DSC-W62098×56×20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              DSC-W620116 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$134.97
              DSC-W620$112.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              DSC-W6201/1600s
              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
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $111 - $128

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88 - $96

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Thickness Much thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $125

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Nikon Coolpix L26

              Compact

              $140

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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