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 86x54x20 mm
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

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
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)
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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Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Size
Smaller
86x54x20 mm vs 94x57x21 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life
Longer battery life
190 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.6 fps vs 2 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.8" vs 0.8"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$176.68 vs $223.00
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              320 HS94x57x21 mm
              ELPH 530 HS86x54x20 mm
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              320 HS170 shots
              ELPH 530 HS190 shots
              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
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165 - $170

              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

              $120

              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $183

              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 ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $238

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $576

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              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 320 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

              Travel zoom

              $171

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 530 HS
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS Canon ELPH 530 HS

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