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
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
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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differences

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 Significantly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $118.99 vs $280.00
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (2.4x less)
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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 Significantly 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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.6 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 530 HS:190 shots
              S100:200 shots
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              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

              $548 - $550

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Size Is slightly larger
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $138 - $250

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Size Larger

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $340

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Significantly larger

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