• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 100 HS advantages over Canon SX150 IS

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $250 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Fast startup
    ~2.00 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 312g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.49 vs 0.74 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Canon SX150 IS advantages over Canon ELPH 100 HS

  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 320 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/2500 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Review Excerpt

  • Small, smooth, and easily pocketable; Smart Auto makes scene choices for you; Big 3-inch LCD; Good 11x14-inch prints from ISO 100 to 800; Night Scene mode; Full HD video.

  • Buttons could be small for some; Default color can seem muted; Function menu is less friendly than old design; Only digital zoom available in Movie mode.

  • Optically-stabilized 12x zoom lens, large 3" LCD screen, full PASM exposure control, super-close macro shooting, 1280x720p HD video recording, low price.

  • Slow performance, poor battery life (good with NiMH rechargeables, though), no HDMI output to connect to HDTV.

The Competition

Compared to Canon SD1300 IS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX130 IS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX130 IS
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony DSC-W560

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Sony DSC-W560
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SX150 IS
Sony DSC-W560
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon A2200

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Canon A2200
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX150 IS
Canon A2200
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Canon SX160

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Canon SX160
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX150 IS
Canon SX160
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
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