Updated (January 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

Items often bought with the ELPH 110 HS or ELPH 520 HS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 520 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 110 HS

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the ELPH 110 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Weight
Lighter
135 g vs 155 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 3.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
87×54×19 mm vs 93×57×20 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
190 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.8 fps vs 2 fps
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Around 40% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$159.99 vs $250.00
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (around 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Very small Help
              ELPH 110 HS93×57×20 mm
              ELPH 520 HS87×54×19 mm
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 110 HS0.8"
              ELPH 520 HS0.7"
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 110 HS135 g
              ELPH 520 HS155 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 110 HS170 shots
              ELPH 520 HS190 shots
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 110 HS2 fps
              ELPH 520 HS2.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $335

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $165

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $260

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $352

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $295

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 (IXUS 160)

              Travel zoom

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $166

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $213 - $298

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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