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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Size Smaller 96x57x22 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8.7 fps vs 3.4 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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)
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price Cheaper $119.99 vs $179.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$147 - $250

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$175

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$186

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

$109 - $117

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 330 HS

Canon ELPH 330 HS

Travel zoom

$160

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$81 - $180

Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$250 - $300

Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$130 - $184

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Size Much larger

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discussion

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