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

Sony Cybershot WX9

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

vs

Canon ELPH 500 HS

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"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
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
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$137.49 vs $314.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $177 cheaper (2.3x less)
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
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size
Smaller
94x56x19 mm vs 100x55x25 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
139 g vs 185 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" 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
Aperture Wide aperture Help
500 HS:f/2.0
WX9:f/2.6
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Zoom Poor zoom Help
500 HS:4.4x
WX9:5x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$271 - $360

Zoom Has much more zoom
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$68 - $70

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $578

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150 - $189

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$179 - $289

Zoom More zoom
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$159 - $250

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$230

Size Smaller
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Aperture Narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$180

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Travel zoom

$148

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7

Sony Cybershot WX7

Compact

$176

Lowest price Cheaper
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Waterproof

$198 - $212

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Ultra compact

$129 - $170

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

appearance

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
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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!