As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon ELPH 510 HS is also often compared to mirrorless, super zooms and compacts. The Canon ELPH 510 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha ILC-3000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX210 IS and the PowerShot SX420 IS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 510 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly shorter battery life (170 shots vs 250 shots), is older (august 2011 vs february 2015) and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 163 g).

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
1 year older
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX210 IS and 510 HS

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 220 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
5 months newer
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and 510 HS

  • Very small: Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 163 g vs 206 g

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
similar age
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Longer battery life: 210 shots vs 170 shots
  • Lighter: 140 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 310 HS and 510 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
4 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 170 shots
  • Significantly lighter: 126 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and 510 HS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 206 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS
3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 250 shots vs 170 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 350 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • No touch screen
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the ELPH 350 HS and 510 HS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 206 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 260 shots vs 170 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the ZS20 and 510 HS

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 206 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 510 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.5").

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 25.1x16.7mm).

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and 510 HS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 510 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (99×59×22 mm) vs standard size (104×69×85 mm)), has a touch screen and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and is older (august 2011 vs january 2016).

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
4 years newer
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No touch screen
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and 510 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 206 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 510 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (august 2011 vs august 2009) and is significantly less expensive ($199.88 vs $699.99).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2) and is slightly heavier (206 g vs 150 g).

Samsung ST6500

Samsung ST6500
7 months older

Significant advantages of the ST6500 (vs the 510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST6500 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the ST6500 and 510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (102×57×19 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.2"

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
6 months older
$700

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and 510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Fairly small: Compact (101×55×25 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lighter: 150 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the 510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SD980 IS and 510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3.2"

Olympus Stylus 1200

Olympus Stylus 1200
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 1200 (vs the 510 HS)

  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 206 g

Significant disadvantages of the 1200 (vs the 510 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the 1200 and 510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×56×23 mm) vs Compact (99×59×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"