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

Canon ELPH 500 HS vs Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 510 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

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
1.0 cm vs 3.0 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
99×59×22 mm vs 101×55×25 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 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)
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 206 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$129.99 vs $174.50
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 30% less)
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recommendations

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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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
510 HS1080p @ 30fps
500 HS1080p @ 24fps
Size Fairly small Help
510 HS99×59×22 mm
500 HS101×55×25 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
510 HS3.3 fps
500 HS3.4 fps
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 ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$110

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$589

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 ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$179

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179

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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$109

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra compact

$398

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78 - $80

Size Significantly smaller
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Travel zoom

$262

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$250

Size Smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$295

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $180

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Aperture Much narrower aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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