Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.5 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $137.99 vs $175.00
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The best price we've seen is $37 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Size Smaller 87x54x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 4.4x
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More than 7.5x more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 185 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
500 HS:3.4 fps
ELPH 520 HS:2.8 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$175

Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $204

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Size Is slightly larger
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$241

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$165

Weight Is slightly heavier
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$155 - $250

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$211

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$138

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$98 - $128

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

appearance

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discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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