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
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Really small
Size
Compact 100x55x25 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9.5 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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
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 $258.05
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The best price we've seen is $113 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
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 significantly 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
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
500 HS1080p @ 24fps
S91001080p @ 30fps
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 SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215

GPS Has a built-in GPS
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$220

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
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
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Travel zoom

3D Captures 3D images
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$150

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 510 HS

Canon ELPH 510 HS

Travel zoom

$125

Zoom More zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Compact

$125

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
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 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$174

Size Smaller
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus Stylus 9000

Olympus Stylus 9000

Travel zoom

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$150

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

$285

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$273

3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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