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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 320 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 320 HS

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Aperture Significantly 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)
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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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 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $109.00 vs $137.99
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $150

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Size Is slightly larger
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148 - $191

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS.

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              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
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