Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W650

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W650's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Weight
Slightly lighter
124 g vs 140 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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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-W650:94x56x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS:0.8"
              DSC-W650:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              DSC-W650:124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS:$124.90
              DSC-W650:$138.99
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              DSC-W650:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $141

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              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 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-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $148

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $110

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $145

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $435

              Zoom More zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Samsung DV150F

              Samsung DV150F

              Ultra compact

              $99 - $200

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen

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