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 angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
 

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
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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recommendations

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 HS93x55x19 mm
              DSC-W65094x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              100 HSf/2.8
              DSC-W650f/2.6
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              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$128.95
              DSC-W650$139.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              DSC-W6501/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              DSC-W6505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Thickness Is thicker
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $230

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $225

              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $177

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Weight Heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W650 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710

              Compact

              $109

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $131

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $194

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $279

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Does not take movies

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

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