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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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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
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
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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 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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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
Lowest price Cheaper $169.99 vs $224.00
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The best price we've seen is $54 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              510 HS:170 shots
              S9300:200 shots

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $229 - $399

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $109 - $117

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $235 - $295

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $120

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199

              GPS Has a GPS
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $549 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $249 - $267

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $120 - $188

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix S9300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $325

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $219

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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