Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 310 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
140 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

competitors

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$229

Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$90

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$450

Battery life Much longer battery life
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$229

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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