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

Size
Really small
Super compact 97x56x23 mm
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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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
Size Smaller 97x56x23 mm vs 104x69x80 mm
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4.6x smaller
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
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
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 3.2"
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3.5x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 8x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 144 g vs 341 g
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2.4x lighter
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              330 HS:200 shots
              SX500 IS:195 shots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $230 - $249

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $135

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $320

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $204

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $167

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $149 - $199

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

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

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $162 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $300 - $405

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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