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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $190

        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 - $259

        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 - $368

        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 SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $290 - $320

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

        Travel zoom

        $292 - $300

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 330 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $203

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

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $182

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

        Canon ELPH 300 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150 - $376

        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Nikon Coolpix S6500

        Travel zoom

        $84 - $440

        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        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 L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $171 - $270

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $168

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Battery life Significantly longer battery life
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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