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

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Really small
Size
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
163 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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
Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
For that film look
High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
240 fps
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Less buttons
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Size Fairly small Help
500 HS:100x55x25 mm
ELPH 530 HS:86x54x20 mm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

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

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Weight Is slightly heavier
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$140 - $180

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$579

Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$220

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$218

HDR Has in-camera HDR
GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$175

Size Smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$349

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179

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

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discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
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