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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 93x55x19 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Size
Really small
Super compact 98x56x20 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
116 g
 
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differences

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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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
              DSC-W620:98x56x20 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              DSC-W620:116 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS:$90.00
              DSC-W620:$89.99
              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
              DSC-W620:1.1 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              DSC-W620:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $179

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150 - $189

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $99 - $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $92

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $379

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $404

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Nikon Coolpix S800c

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $350

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Samsung GX-10

              Samsung GX-10

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier

              appearance

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

              discussion

              Canon ELPH 100 HS
              ELPH 100 HS
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