Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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)
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3.4 fps vs 2.6 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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Size Smaller 86x54x20 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 30% 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 0.8" vs 1"
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20% thinner
Weight Lighter 163 g vs 185 g
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More than 10% 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
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
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 530 HS:2.6 fps

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $203

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$119 - $376

Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$225

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$159 - $250

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$255 - $800

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$180 - $220

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $259

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

Ultra compact

$140

Size Smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$195

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$292 - $300

Zoom More zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Touch screen No touch screen

appearance

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Canon ELPH 500 HS Canon ELPH 530 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS Canon ELPH 530 HS

discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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Canon ELPH 530 HS
PowerShot ELPH 530 HS
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