Canon PowerShot Elph 530 HS vs. Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR

Comparison

change cameras »
PowerShot Elph 530 HS image
vs
FinePix F500 EXR image
Canon PowerShot Elph 530 HS Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
check price » check price »
Megapixels
10.10
16.00
Max. image resolution
3648 x 2736
4608 x 3456

Sensor

Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Sensor size
1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm)
1/2" (~ 6.4 x 4.8 mm)
Sensor resolution
3665 x 2756
4612 x 3468
Diagonal
7.70 mm
8.00 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

Learn more about sensor sizes »

Actual sensor size

Note: Actual size is set to screen → change »
vs
1 : 1.08
(ratio)
Canon PowerShot Elph 530 HS Fujifilm FinePix F500 EXR
Surface area:
28.46 mm² vs 30.72 mm²
Difference: 2.26 mm² (8%)
F500 EXR sensor is approx. 1.08x bigger than Elph 530 HS sensor.
Pixel pitch
1.68 µm
1.39 µm
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Difference: 0.29 µm (21%)
Pixel pitch of Elph 530 HS is approx. 21% higher than pixel pitch of F500 EXR.
Pixel area
2.82 µm²
1.93 µm²
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
vs
Pixel area difference: 0.89 µm² (46%)
A pixel on Canon Elph 530 HS sensor is approx. 46% bigger than a pixel on Fujifilm F500 EXR.
Pixel density
35.4 MP/cm²
51.93 MP/cm²
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Difference: 16.53 µm (47%)
Fujifilm F500 EXR has approx. 47% higher pixel density than Canon Elph 530 HS.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers, click here.



Specs

Canon Elph 530 HS
Fujifilm F500 EXR
Crop factor
5.62
5.41
Total megapixels
16.80
Effective megapixels
10.10
16.00
Optical zoom
12x
15x
Digital zoom
Yes
Yes
ISO sensitivity
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
45 cm
Macro focus range
1 cm
5 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
28 - 336 mm
24 - 360 mm
Aperture priority
No
Yes
Max. aperture
f3.4 - f5.6
f3.5 - f5.3
Max. aperture (35mm equiv.)
f19.1 - f31.5
f18.9 - f28.7
Metering
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Multi-segment, Spot, TTL 256-zones metering
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No
Yes
Min. shutter speed
15 sec
8 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/4000 sec
1/2000 sec
Built-in flash
External flash
Viewfinder
None
None
White balance presets
6
5
Screen size
3.2"
3"
Screen resolution
461,000 dots
460,000 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
Storage types
microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
SDHC, SDXC, Secure Digital
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
Lithium-Ion NB-9L rechargeable battery
Lithium-Ion NP-50 rechargeable battery
Weight
163 g
195 g
Dimensions
86 x 54 x 20 mm
103.5 x 59.2 x 32.6 mm
Year
2012
2011




Choose cameras to compare

vs

Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Canon Elph 530 HS diagonal

The diagonal of Elph 530 HS sensor is not 1/2.3 or 0.43" (11 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value - 7.7 mm. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm

Fujifilm F500 EXR diagonal

The diagonal of F500 EXR sensor is not 1/2 or 0.5" (12.7 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value - 8 mm. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.40 mm
h = 4.80 mm
Diagonal =  6.40² + 4.80²   = 8.00 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

Elph 530 HS sensor area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²

F500 EXR sensor area

Width = 6.40 mm
Height = 4.80 mm

Surface area = 6.40 × 4.80 = 30.72 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

Elph 530 HS pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 3665 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.68 µm
3665

F500 EXR pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.40 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4612 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.40  × 1000  = 1.39 µm
4612


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

Elph 530 HS pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.68 µm

Pixel area = 1.68² = 2.82 µm²

F500 EXR pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.39 µm

Pixel area = 1.39² = 1.93 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

Elph 530 HS pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 3665 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (3665 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 35.4 MP/cm²

F500 EXR pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4612 pixels
Sensor width = 0.64 cm

Pixel density = (4612 / 0.64)² / 1000000 = 51.93 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

Elph 530 HS sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 10.10
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  10.10 × 1000000  = 2756
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 2756 × 1.33 = 3665
Resolution vertical: X = 2756

Sensor resolution = 3665 x 2756

F500 EXR sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.40 mm
Sensor height = 4.80 mm
Effective megapixels = 16.00
r = 6.40/4.80 = 1.33
X =  16.00 × 1000000  = 3468
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3468 × 1.33 = 4612
Resolution vertical: X = 3468

Sensor resolution = 4612 x 3468


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


Elph 530 HS crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

F500 EXR crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 8.00 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.41
8.00

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

Elph 530 HS equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.4 - f5.6

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.4 - f5.6) × 5.62 = f19.1 - f31.5

F500 EXR equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.41
Aperture = f3.5 - f5.3

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.5 - f5.3) × 5.41 = f18.9 - f28.7

Enter your screen size (diagonal)

My screen size is  inches



Actual size is currently adjusted to screen.

If your screen (phone, tablet, or monitor) is not in diagonal, then the actual size of a sensor won't be shown correctly.