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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.0 vs f/2.6
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.8 f-stops)
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $119.99 vs $158.79
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 92x52x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
500 HS:f/2.0
WX50:f/2.6
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS:4.4x
WX50:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148 - $191

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$138 - $250

Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$119

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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$189

Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$235 - $359

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$94 - $167

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$165

Weight Is slightly heavier
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$109 - $117

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

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$175

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60

Travel zoom

$185

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$110 - $170

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

Travel zoom

$339

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$118 - $129

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger

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

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