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

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon ELPH 100 HS

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

63

Canon ELPH 100 HS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$144.89 vs $178.00
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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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
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 4 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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)
Size
Slightly smaller
92×52×19 mm vs 93×56×20 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
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
              WX5092×52×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              100 HS1080p @ 24fps
              WX501080p @ 60fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              100 HS0.8"
              WX500.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              100 HS140 g
              WX50117 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              100 HS1/1500s
              WX501/1600s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              100 HS3.0 cm
              WX505.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              100 HS4x
              WX505x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              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 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $167

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $188

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $153

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

              Sony Cybershot WX60

              Travel zoom

              $143

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Size Smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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