Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size Significantly smaller 100x55x25 mm vs 106x59x33 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.3"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 185 g vs 215 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $119.99 vs $202.89
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The best price we've seen is $83 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX230 HS

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Zoom More zoom 14x vs 4.4x
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More than 10x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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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
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
500 HS:Lens
SX230 HS:Sensor shift, Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
500 HS:3.4 fps
SX230 HS:3.2 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

Size Is slightly smaller
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$165

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Size Is slightly smaller
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$280 - $400

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Size Is slightly larger

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$130 - $250

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon ELPH 330 HS

Canon ELPH 330 HS

Travel zoom

$197

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Travel zoom

$179

Size Smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$200 - $300

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$199 - $200

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom

$467 - $502

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Travel zoom

$251

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Travel zoom

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
GPS No built-in GPS

appearance

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discussion

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