Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50 vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.6
 

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"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.6
Help
At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$145.00 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $75 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX50

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The WX50's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size
Smaller
92x52x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 30% smaller
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Significantly lighter
117 g vs 185 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Canon 500 HS.

similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Wide aperture Help
500 HSf/2.0
WX50f/2.6
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
500 HS1080p @ 24fps
WX501080p @ 60fps
Size Fairly small Help
500 HS100x55x25 mm
WX5092x52x19 mm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
500 HS1/1000s
WX501/1600s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS4.4x
WX505x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$214

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Travel zoom

$130

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $403

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$125

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Travel zoom

$556

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$139

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60

Travel zoom

$158

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$136 - $218

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sony DSC WX100

Sony DSC WX100

Travel zoom

$226

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$212 - $248

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

appearance

Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
Cyber-shot WX50
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