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

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

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Canon ELPH 310 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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 310 HS

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Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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
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
$140.62 vs $258.00
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The best price we've seen is $117 cheaper (around 50% 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 Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Size Fairly small Help
310 HS:96x57x22 mm
500 HS:100x55x25 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
310 HS:Lens, Sensor shift
500 HS:Lens
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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$159

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$159 - $250

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150 - $189

Size Is slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $399

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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 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 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$109 - $160

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$300 - $305

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Significantly larger
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$152 - $289

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$170 - $190

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Size Larger
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125 - $200

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

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