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
 
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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
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 $168.99 vs $329.99
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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
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 ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$160 - $250

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$129 - $205

Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$180 - $189

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$241

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
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 - $249

Lowest price Cheaper
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture

appearance

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discussion

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