Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Really small
Size
Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm)
Thin
Thickness
0.7"
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 520 HS.

competitors

Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$220

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Travel zoom

$119 - $130

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$279

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$163

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture

discussion

Canon ELPH 520 HS
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