Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Canon ELPH 500 HS

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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

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
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
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
Help
Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 2s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
Help
More than 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
Help
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
WX9f/2.6
Size Fairly small Help
500 HS100x55x25 mm
WX994x56x19 mm
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
500 HS1/1000s
WX91/1600s
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS4.4x
WX95x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$176

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$123

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
GPS Has a built-in GPS
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Ultra compact

$350

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
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
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$160

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

$180

HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$230

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$212 - $248

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Travel zoom

$88 - $115

Zoom Slightly more zoom
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Travel zoom

$168 - $177

Zoom More zoom
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9
Canon ELPH 500 HS Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

discussion

Canon ELPH 500 HS
ELPH 500 HS
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:24 PM, December 09, 2011)
Hi Snow, which part did we mix up?  Did you see on the Canon ELPH 500 HS page it says its also known as the Canon IXUS 310 HS?  Maybe we got something wrong here, it is damn confusing the way Canon gives their cameras different names in different places :)
 
Snowjoe (4:06 PM, December 09, 2011)
This site is rubish. They mixed up camera models and data (Ixus and Elph). Don't trust thi site!