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

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 vs Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact (94×56×19 mm)
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-W650.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
3.0 cm vs 5.0 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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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
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
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-W65094×56×19 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS0.8"
              DSC-W6500.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              DSC-W650124 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              100 HS$144.89
              DSC-W650$145.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              DSC-W6501/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              100 HS3.0 cm
              DSC-W6505.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              DSC-W6505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Canon PowerShot G10

              Canon PowerShot G10

              Pro digicam

              $799

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

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

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $849 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $180

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Samsung i8

              Samsung i8

              Compact

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $119

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

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