Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Light-weight
Weight
185 g
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4.4x
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More than 7.5x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Size
Slightly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 206 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Size Fairly small Help
510 HS:99x59x22 mm
500 HS:100x55x25 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
510 HS:$125.00
500 HS:$140.62
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
510 HS:3.3 fps
500 HS:3.4 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150 - $189

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$159

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$152 - $289

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215 - $300

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$100 - $250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$194 - $297

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$443 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

$131

Size Slightly smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Touch screen No touch screen

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