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
3.0"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 over the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

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
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
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$90.00 vs $122.99
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 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 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:$122.99
              DSC-W620:$90.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS:1/1500s
              DSC-W620:1/1600s
              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
              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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

              Ultra compact

              $245

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $100

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              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

              $149

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

              Ultra compact

              $132

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $770 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Size Much larger
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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

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