Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 96x57x22 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
96x57x22 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 4.4x
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Around 3.5x more zoom
Weight
Lighter
140 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.2 f-stops)
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.00 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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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
Size Fairly small Help
310 HS:96x57x22 mm
500 HS:100x55x25 mm
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$190

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$220

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$125

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$109

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$579

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180

Lowest price Cheaper
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$159

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Macro focus Worse macro capability

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

HDR Has in-camera HDR
GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Smaller screen

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