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/2.0
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

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$125.00 vs $145.00
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The best price we've seen is $20 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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)
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
Less buttons
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
510 HS1080p @ 30fps
500 HS1080p @ 24fps
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Size Fairly small Help
510 HS99x59x22 mm
500 HS100x55x25 mm
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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$148

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

$173

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$554

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 PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

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 510 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$170

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S3500

Nikon Coolpix S3500

Compact

$55 - $120

Wide angle Better wide angle
Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$125

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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