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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 320 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 320 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 145 g vs 155 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $130.00 vs $158.95
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Zoom More zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Size Smaller 87x54x19 mm vs 94x57x21 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 190 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 2.8 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Canon ELPH 520 HS Learn more about
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recommendations

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              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
              Size Fairly small Help
              320 HS:94x57x21 mm
              ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
              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
              Thickness Thin Help
              320 HS:0.8"
              ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              320 HS:$130.00
              ELPH 520 HS:$158.95
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS:170 shots
              ELPH 520 HS:190 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              320 HS:2 fps
              ELPH 520 HS:2.8 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $165

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $118

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $199

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $412

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $179

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199

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

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 520 HS.

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS
              ELPH 320 HS
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              Canon ELPH 520 HS
              PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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