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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 500 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
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)
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
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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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$110.00 vs $145.00
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
500 HS$145.00
WX50$110.00
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
500 HS1/1000s
WX501/1600s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$170 - $180

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$191

Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399 - $449

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$209 - $225

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$148

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

$241

Size Smaller
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$146

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60

Travel zoom

$156

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$78

Size Smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

Sony Cybershot WX9

Compact

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$148 - $218

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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
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