Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Canon PowerShot S110

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Size Significantly smaller 86x54x20 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1.1"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Lighter 163 g vs 198 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S100's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.6 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 200 shots vs 190 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 530 HS:190 shots
              S100:200 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $249

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $275 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $186 - $189

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160 - $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $205

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $356 - $428

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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