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 aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
400 ms shutter lag
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"

galleries

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

differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Size
Smaller
94×57×21 mm vs 101×55×25 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 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
$129.99 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

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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
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 HS94×57×21 mm
500 HS101×55×25 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. 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

$179

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 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$295

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$250

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

$110

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 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$178

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 PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

Travel zoom

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$177 - $197

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$175

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$250

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

appearance

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