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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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
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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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        100 HS:93x55x19 mm
        WX50:92x52x19 mm
        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

        $200

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $130

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $167

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $278

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Powershot S100

        Canon Powershot S100

        Pro digicam

        $282

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135

        Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Canon ELPH 510 HS

        Travel zoom

        $171

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

        Ultra compact

        Size Slightly smaller
        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Canon PowerShot A2500

        Compact

        $100

        Weight Slightly lighter
        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

        $134 - $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

        $215

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $183

        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

        Ultra compact

        $100

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $118 - $128

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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

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