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

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

vs

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

     

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Zoom
Great zoom
18x
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
Help
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
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
Help
Focus on subjects around 30% closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
185 g vs 214 g
Help
More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$137.49 vs $264.50
Help
The best price we've seen is $127 cheaper (around 50% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
Help
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
Help
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
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
9.5 fps vs 3.4 fps
Help
Around 3x faster continuous shooting
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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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity

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
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Size Is slightly larger
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 slightly shorter battery life
Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Nikon Coolpix S9700

Travel zoom

$278 - $297

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

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

$285

Size Smaller
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Zoom Less zoom
Wide angle Worse wide angle
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
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$215 - $300

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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discussion

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