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

Canon ELPH 320 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 320 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

Report a correction
Size
Smaller
94x57x21 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 185 g
Help
More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Learn more about
the Canon 320 HS

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

Report a correction
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.7
Help
At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
Help
70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.00 vs $223.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $78 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Canon ELPH 500 HS Learn more about
the Canon 500 HS
vs

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
High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
240 fps
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
Aperture Wide aperture Help
320 HSf/2.7
500 HSf/2.0
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Size Fairly small Help
320 HS94x57x21 mm
500 HS100x55x25 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
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
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
320 HS2 fps
500 HS3.4 fps
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Zoom Poor zoom Help
320 HS5x
500 HS4.4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$159

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$250

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$129

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$109 - $183

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$179

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

$339

Screen size Larger screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

appearance

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 500 HS

discussion

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
ELPH 320 HS
Canon

Report a correction
Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
Canon

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments