Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Weight
Light-weight
155 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Weight
Slightly lighter
155 g vs 163 g
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Almost the same
Thickness
Slightly thinner
0.7" vs 0.8"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 530 HS

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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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent ultra compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
              ELPH 530 HS:86x54x20 mm
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
              ELPH 530 HS:0.8"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              190 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 520 HS:2.8 fps
              ELPH 530 HS:2.6 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              12x
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              ELPH 520 HS:3.0"
              ELPH 530 HS:3.2"
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              ELPH 520 HS:155 g
              ELPH 530 HS:163 g
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $160 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $346 - $429

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $161

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Digicam

              $209 - $210

              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $158

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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