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

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 faster
3.4 fps vs 2 fps
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70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.00 vs $203.00
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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 HSf/2.7
500 HSf/2.0
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle Good wide angle Help
24 mm
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Size Fairly small Help
320 HS94x57x21 mm
500 HS100x55x25 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 HS2 fps
500 HS3.4 fps
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

$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 IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$554

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 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$148

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

$173

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$175 - $180

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$258

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

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$125

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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discussion

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