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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly 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 - $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 ELPH 330 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        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 - $206

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $169 - $250

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $134 - $148

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $200

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        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 L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168 - $279

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

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $315 - $405

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $178

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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