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

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 500 HS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 100x55x25 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
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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
 
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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
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Get that real film feel
Size Significantly smaller 100x55x25 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 1" vs 1.4"
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Around 30% thinner
Wide angle 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 $119.99 vs $219.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 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
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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 Common Weaknesses
High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
240 fps
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$175

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

Canon ELPH 500 HS Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$109 - $117

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

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$147 - $250

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Canon ELPH 330 HS

Canon ELPH 330 HS

Travel zoom

$160

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon ELPH 530 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Ultra compact

$120

Zoom More zoom
Size Smaller
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Compact

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Smaller
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

$219

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Zoom Less zoom
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon Coolpix S8100

Nikon Coolpix S8100

Travel zoom

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$175

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$224

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

appearance

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discussion

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