Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS vs Canon ELPH 320 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 320 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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)
Weight
Lighter
145 g vs 163 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Size
Smaller
86×54×20 mm vs 94×57×21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
190 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.6 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Screen size Very large screens Help
              3.2"
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              320 HS94×57×21 mm
              ELPH 530 HS86×54×20 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              320 HS145 g
              ELPH 530 HS163 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS170 shots
              ELPH 530 HS190 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              320 HS2 fps
              ELPH 530 HS2.6 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $158

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $352

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $583

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $444

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $221

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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