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

65

Canon ELPH 510 HS

55

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 510 HS. Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
99x59x22 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 40% smaller
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
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"
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Around 30% thinner
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$174.50 vs $268.69
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The best price we've seen is $94 cheaper (around 40% 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
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              510 HS240 fps
              S9300120 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Fastest shutter speed Very fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              510 HS170 shots
              S9300200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $212

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $400 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $129

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $258

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              $251

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $245

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Nikon Coolpix S8200

              Travel zoom

              $395

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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