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

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
 
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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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 140 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
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
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
310 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
500 HS:Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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

$179 - $204

Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$130 - $250

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$149 - $179

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$412

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$109 - $180

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $130

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$180 - $300

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$175 - $399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $252

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

appearance

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discussion

Canon ELPH 310 HS
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