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
Light-weight
Weight
185 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (99×59×22 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"

Items often bought with the 500 HS or 510 HS

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
Size
Slightly smaller
99×59×22 mm vs 101×55×25 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
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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
Fewer buttons
Screen size Very large screens Help
3.2"
Size Fairly small Help
510 HS99×59×22 mm
500 HS101×55×25 mm
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
510 HS1080p @ 30fps
500 HS1080p @ 24fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Thickness Thin Help
510 HS0.9"
500 HS1"
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
510 HS3.3 fps
500 HS3.4 fps
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$167

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 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$162

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

$250

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$289

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$166

Size Is slightly smaller
Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$336

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

$320

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$268 - $329

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Size Much larger
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$295

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Smaller screen

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$349

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$130 - $168

Zoom Much more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$195 - $209

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$136

Macro focus Better macro capability
Size Slightly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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