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

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $122.89 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $147 cheaper (2.2x less)
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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              100 HS:93x55x19 mm
              DSC-W650:94x56x19 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS:0.8"
              DSC-W650:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              DSC-W650:124 g
              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

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

              Ultra compact

              $126

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $98 - $160

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization

              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

              $179 - $204

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160 - $250

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Canon PowerShot A2600

              Compact

              $99

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

              Compact

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $158

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

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