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 320 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x57x21 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Size Smaller 94x57x21 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Lighter 145 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.7
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.9 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $137.99 vs $169.92
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The best price we've seen is $32 cheaper (around 20% 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
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
Aperture Wide aperture Help
320 HS:f/2.7
500 HS:f/2.0
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
320 HS:2 fps
500 HS:3.4 fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
320 HS:5x
500 HS:4.4x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$225

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$404

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$176

Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$160 - $175

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$180

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$193

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Macro focus Better macro capability
Touch screen No touch screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$179

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

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
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Canon ELPH 500 HS
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