Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS vs Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 110 HS

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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)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Size Smaller 87x54x19 mm vs 93x57x20 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Battery life Slightly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $149.00 vs $224.99
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 110 HS:93x57x20 mm
              ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 110 HS:0.8"
              ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 110 HS:170 shots
              ELPH 520 HS:190 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 110 HS:2 fps
              ELPH 520 HS:2.8 fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $176

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $170 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $150

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $126

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

              Compact

              $90 - $115

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $129

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225 - $300

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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