Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

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Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 330 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 330 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 40% better wide angle
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 6.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 6x closer to the lens
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 115k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,250 ISO
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The 330 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 4.7 f-stops better
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 3x
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More than 11x more zoom
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
97×56×23 mm vs 94×61×25 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
144 g vs 192 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W100

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
360 shots vs 200 shots
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80% more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-W100's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              330 HS97×56×23 mm
              DSC-W10094×61×25 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $177

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $295

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150

              Compact

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Nikon Coolpix L22

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300

              Compact

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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