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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS

vs

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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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
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
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

$179

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

$149

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$180

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Weight Is slightly heavier
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$586

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Size Is slightly larger
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$99 - $182

Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$244

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$68 - $70

Size Significantly smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Ultra compact

$160

Size Smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 520 HS.

appearance

Canon ELPH 500 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS Canon ELPH 520 HS

discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS
PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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