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

Canon ELPH 500 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Canon ELPH 500 HS
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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
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
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
Help
Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Significantly smaller
100x55x25 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
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
$145.00 vs $259.03
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (more than 40% 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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 Extremely 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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$149

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Weight Is slightly lighter
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$249

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Travel zoom

$172 - $180

Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$229

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$166

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$125

Size Smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
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 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
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$240

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$270

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
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
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

3D Takes 3D photos
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Travel zoom

$200

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Zoom Less zoom

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