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

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 100 HS

55

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Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

50

Sony Cybershot DSC-W620

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
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
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
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
              $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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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 - $160

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon IXUS 132

              Canon IXUS 132

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              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 SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W620 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Olympus VR-340

              Olympus VR-340

              Travel zoom

              $104

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              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

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