Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS 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
Light-weight
Weight
135 g
Really small
Size
Super compact 93x57x20 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
87x54x19 mm vs 93x57x20 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
$149.99 vs $220.00
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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recommendations

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
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 110 HS:93x57x20 mm
              ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 110 HS:0.8"
              ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $164

              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 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              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 ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Digicam

              $209 - $210

              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $180

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

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