Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100

Portability
95
Imaging
47
Features
39
Overall
43
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS front
 
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 350 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-300mm (F3.6-7.0) lens
  • 147g - 100 x 58 x 23mm
  • Released February 2015
  • Also referred to as IXUS 275 HS
Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2016
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Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Canon ELPH 350 HS and Nikon A100, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. The resolution of the ELPH 350 HS (20MP) and the A100 (20MP) is very close and they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 350 HS was revealed 11 months earlier than the A100 and they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the ELPH 350 HS matches up against the A100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 350 HS over the Nikon A100

 ELPH 350 HS A100 
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution461k230kSharper display (+231k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Canon ELPH 350 HS

 A100 ELPH 350 HS 
IntroducedJanuary 2016February 2015More modern by 11 months

Common features in the Canon ELPH 350 HS and Nikon A100

 ELPH 350 HS A100 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry around your camera, you have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon ELPH 350 HS provides external measurements of 100mm x 58mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 147 grams (0.32 lbs) while the Nikon A100 has dimensions of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are employing at that time. The following is the front view size comparison of the ELPH 350 HS compared to the A100.

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 350 HS and A100 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to imagine the gap in sensor sizes just by viewing specs. The pic below will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the ELPH 350 HS and A100.

All in all, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same MP and you can expect comparable quality of photos although you should factor the age of the cameras into account. The more aged ELPH 350 HS will be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Portrait photography features
Nikon A100 Portrait photography features
39
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
provides face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not available
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
40
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Street photography details
Nikon A100 Street photography details
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (147g)
60
has image stabilization (Digital)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Sports photography highlights
Nikon A100 Sports photography highlights
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
better than average battery power (250 per charge)
max frames per second low (2.5 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
49
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
includes tracking focus
great battery life (250 shots)
max frames per second low (1.1 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Travel photography advice
Nikon A100 Travel photography advice
69
better than average battery power (250 per charge)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
very long zoom (300mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (147 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
70
great battery life (250 shots)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Landscape photography features
Nikon A100 Landscape photography features
49
pretty wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
better than average battery power (250 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual exposure not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse recording
45
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
great battery life (250 per charge)
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 350 HS Vlogging highlights
Nikon A100 Vlogging highlights
33
pretty wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.6)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (147 grams)
32
reasonably wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
includes face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing mic jack
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Canon ELPH 350 HS vs Nikon A100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 350 HS and Nikon A100
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HSNikon Coolpix A100
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Nikon Coolpix A100
Also Known as IXUS 275 HS -
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2015-02-06 2016-01-14
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 4+ -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 5152 x 3864
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-300mm (12.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.6-7.0 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 461k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.5 frames/s 1.1 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.00 m 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, flash on, slow synchro, flash off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 147 gr (0.32 lbs) 119 gr (0.26 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 58 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 photos 250 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NB-11LH EN-EL19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
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