• 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 - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 100 HS advantages over Sony W620

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.4 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony W620 advantages over Canon ELPH 100 HS

  • Less expensive
    $120 vs $180 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 112 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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.

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
Sony W620
Canon SD1300 IS
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer exposure

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
Sony W620
Sony DSC-W560
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $121
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • 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
Sony W620
Canon A2200
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $129
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon S4100

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Nikon S4100
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
Sony W620
Nikon S4100
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon S3100

Canon ELPH 100 HS
Nikon S3100
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony W620
Nikon S3100
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
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