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

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
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" 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
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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 Extremely high speed movies Help
240 fps
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"
Size Fairly small Help
320 HS:94x57x21 mm
500 HS:100x55x25 mm
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 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 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

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 ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$220

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

$164

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 IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$579

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

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 PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$160 - $180

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$158

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$289

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Touch screen No touch screen

appearance

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discussion

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
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Canon ELPH 500 HS
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