Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs Canon ELPH 510 HS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9300

68

Canon ELPH 510 HS

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
Help
2x higher fps
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.2"
Help
Around 30% thinner
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 510 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Lowest price
Cheaper
$125.00 vs $269.95
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
206 g vs 215 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9300

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.9 fps vs 3.3 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
200 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              510 HS:240 fps
              S9300:120 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              510 HS:206 g
              S9300:215 g
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              510 HS:170 shots
              S9300:200 shots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $334 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $166

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $207 - $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $240

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $259

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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