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
Really small
Size
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 

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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
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:$137.49
Common Weaknesses
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 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 ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$179 - $289

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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

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 Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $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 PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$159 - $250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$230

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$244

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $246

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

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

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discussion

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