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
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
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
Lowest price Cheaper $167.95 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $62 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
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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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
              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

              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $170 - $189

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $278 - $400

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $169 - $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $110 - $180

              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

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $217

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $300

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Nikon Coolpix S9200

              Travel zoom

              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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              discussion

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