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
 
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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)
Wide angle Significantly 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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Zoom More zoom 12x vs 4.4x
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More than 7.5x more zoom
Size Smaller 86x54x20 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$119.99
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$109 - $117

Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 330 HS

Canon ELPH 330 HS

Travel zoom

$160

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$94 - $167

Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$147 - $250

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$175

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$187

Weight Is slightly lighter
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 500 HS.

Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148 - $191

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
3D Takes 3D photos
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $250

Aperture Much wider aperture
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Significantly larger
Zoom Less zoom

appearance

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discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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Canon ELPH 530 HS
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