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

Canon Powershot S100 vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Winner
Canon Powershot S100

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Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.6 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
 

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
86x54x20 mm vs 99x60x28 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$175.90 vs $214.00
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (around 20% 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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.6 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 530 HS190 shots
              S100200 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179 - $199

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $368

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $156 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $286 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160

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

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot S200

              Canon PowerShot S200

              Pro digicam

              $320

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $352

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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