• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon ELPH 500 HS advantages over Olympus TG-Tracker

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 14 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 35 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    12.1 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-Tracker advantages over Canon ELPH 500 HS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    14 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Backlit sensor; High Resolution screen; Touchscreen interface; 24mm equivalent wide-angle zoom; Full HD video.

  • Below-average battery life; Touchscreen requires more pressure than cell phones; Zoom toggle difficult to use; Soft corners and moderate chromatic aberration.

The Competition

Compared to Canon SD4000 IS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Olympus TG-Tracker
Canon SD4000 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FX700

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Panasonic DMC-FX700
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $204
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Less shutter lag
Olympus TG-Tracker
Panasonic DMC-FX700
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $204
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-1

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Olympus TG-1
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-1
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus TG-Tracker
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Canon ELPH 500 HS
Olympus TG-5
  • $246
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Lighter weight
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-5
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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