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

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Size
Really small
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
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 Common Weaknesses
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
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
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
510 HS:3.3 fps
500 HS:3.4 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$160 - $250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Weight Is slightly lighter
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$180 - $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 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$200

Weight Is slightly lighter
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$181

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$200 - $400

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$330

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$197 - $227

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$299 - $350

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger

appearance

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discussion

Canon ELPH 510 HS
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