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

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

65

vs

Canon ELPH 100 HS

55

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
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
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
 

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
Help
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"
Help
More than 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$90.00 vs $199.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (2.2x 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
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
Help
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
Help
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
Help
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"
Help
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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Canon ELPH 100 HS Canon ELPH 100 HS 55
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS:1/1500s
              WX50:1/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS:4x
              WX50:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $119

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $565

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Canon PowerShot A2500

              Compact

              $159

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              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

              $70 - $165

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $139

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $149 - $218

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $168

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

              Travel zoom

              $351

              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
              Canon ELPH 100 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              discussion

              Canon ELPH 100 HS
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
              Cyber-shot WX50
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