Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon ELPH 330 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon ELPH 330 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS over the Canon ELPH 330 HS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 330 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.0
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 330 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 330 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 330 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size
Smaller
97x56x23 mm vs 104x69x80 mm
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4.6x smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 330 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 3.2"
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3.5x thinner
Weight
Lighter
144 g vs 341 g
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2.4x lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

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Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 10x
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9x more zoom
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              330 HS200 shots
              SX500 IS195 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $210

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $168 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $147

              Fastest shutter speed Significantly faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268

              GPS Has a GPS
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Focus points More focus points
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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