Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 510 HS

52

Canon ELPH 310 HS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Really small
Size
Compact (99×59×22 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 310 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact (96×57×22 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Weight
Light-weight
140 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon ELPH 310 HS.
Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 510 HS.

competitors

Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$165

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$215 - $229

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$220 - $249

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Much larger

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Travel zoom

$179

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Travel zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Size Larger
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$130

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

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Nannette (7:38 AM, November 27, 2011)
The more info I read, the more confused I became BUT, I think, right now, the Canon 310 HS is my choice.  8x zoom is plenty; they are equal in the macro shooting, image stabilization, HD 1080p, great low light quality photos, categories; the 3 inch screen on the 310 is fine...don't need 3.2 inch touch screen on the 510; actually, I prefer the buttons to the touch screen...not liking the idea viewing my images via fingerprint smudged touch screen. I like that the 310 can shoot a few more photos per charge than the 510. Not much difference in weight and size.  The 310 is a little less expensive - always a good thing.  Too bad there's no 3D photos and geo-tagging support.  It would have been nice if there was built in photo stitch and HDR capabilities, but as pointed out, these can be done post processing.  Thanks of this awesome comparison - it really helped me make my decision to go with the 310 HS.