Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Canon ELPH 100 HS

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.6
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
 
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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
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $90.00 vs $209.99
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The best price we've seen is $120 cheaper (2.3x less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.6 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the WX50's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Size Slightly smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 93x55x19 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 140 g
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Around 20% 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
              WX50:92x52x19 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS:0.8"
              WX50:0.7"
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS:140 g
              WX50:117 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              WX50:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $203

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $107

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $140 - $229

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

              Compact

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100 - $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $196

              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              discussion

              Canon ELPH 100 HS
              ELPH 100 HS
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