Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9300

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

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Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 500 HS

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the 500 HS's lens captures much more light (1.6 f-stops)
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Size
Significantly smaller
100x55x25 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 214 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$140.62 vs $264.50
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
18x vs 4.4x
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Around 17x more zoom
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
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x 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
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215 - $300

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$199

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

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$332 - $399

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $383

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$152 - $289

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$155 - $240

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Smaller screen
Size Larger

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$222 - $300

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen type Has an OLED screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$200

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$161

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$275

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$189 - $227

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker

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