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

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

55

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

Weight
Light-weight
116 g

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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
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
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
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)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$93.88 vs $139.00
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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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
              Size Fairly 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
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100 HS3.4 fps
              DSC-W6201.1 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              DSC-W6205x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $236

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $175

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $119

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $173

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W520

              Sony Cybershot W520

              Compact

              $157

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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