• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 100 HS advantages over Panasonic FZ47

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    19 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    139g vs 518g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic FZ47 advantages over Canon ELPH 100 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    468k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.26 vs 0.49 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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.

  • Excellent zoom range; Full HD movies; Quick menu for easy adjustments; Excellent controls; Fast shutter lag.

  • Tendency to blow highlights in cloudy conditions; Lacks RAW mode; Lens hood blocks flash; Movie record button awkward.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P100

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Nikon P100
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic FZ47
Nikon P100
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Less shutter lag

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
Panasonic FZ47
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ40

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
Panasonic FZ47
Panasonic DMC-FZ40
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Longer stills battery life

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
Panasonic FZ47
Canon A2200
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Canon ELPH 300 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
Panasonic FZ47
Canon ELPH 300 HS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $235
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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