Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 530 HS

100

Canon ELPH 520 HS

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Really small
Size
Ultra compact 86x54x20 mm
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
Thickness
Thin
0.7"
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$119.99 vs $179.04
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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
              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 PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $165

              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 IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $581

              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 ELPH 510 HS

              Canon ELPH 510 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              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 slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $250

              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 slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $223

              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 slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              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 ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $267

              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

              Compact

              $190

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $145

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Zoom Less zoom

              Canon ELPH 530 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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