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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$148.00 vs $180.75
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The best price we've seen is $33 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Size Very small Help
              ELPH 520 HS87x54x19 mm
              ELPH 530 HS86x54x20 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 520 HS0.7"
              ELPH 530 HS0.8"
              Fastest shutter speed Very 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 HS2.8 fps
              ELPH 530 HS2.6 fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent ultra compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Built-in flashes Help
              Usually standard
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              ELPH 520 HS3.0"
              ELPH 530 HS3.2"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Weight Heavy Help
              ELPH 520 HS155 g
              ELPH 530 HS163 g
              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly 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 SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $214

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much 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

              $138 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399 - $449

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

              Travel zoom

              $325

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

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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