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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
 
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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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recommendations

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 520 HS:87x54x19 mm
              ELPH 530 HS:86x54x20 mm
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 520 HS:0.7"
              ELPH 530 HS:0.8"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              ELPH 520 HS:$109.00
              ELPH 530 HS:$118.99
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Autofocus Both use faster contrast detection video autofocus which is uncommon Help
              Contrast detection
              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"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Canon ELPH 330 HS

              Travel zoom

              $197

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $138 - $250

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $167

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $165

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200 - $300

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 520 HS.

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon ELPH 530 HS.

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              discussion

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