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

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9300

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 109x62x31 mm
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Size Significantly smaller 99x59x22 mm vs 109x62x31 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Thickness 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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At its widest zoom, the 510 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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
Zoom More zoom 18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Weight Heavy Help
        510 HS:206 g
        S9300:215 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        510 HS:170 shots
        S9300:200 shots
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
        510 HS:f/3.4
        S9300:f/3.5

        Compared to recent travel zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Nikon Coolpix S9100

        Travel zoom

        $265

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $354

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $327

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        GPS Has a GPS
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150 - $161

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $155 - $175

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Smaller
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $211

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $235 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Zoom More zoom
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S9100

        Fujifilm FinePix S9100

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Size Much larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Sony DSC WX100

        Sony DSC WX100

        Travel zoom

        $220

        Size Much smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Zoom Less zoom

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