Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 510 HS

51

Canon ELPH 310 HS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
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)
 

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$328

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$338

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Travel zoom

$115 - $119

Size Slightly smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$94 - $99

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$224

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support

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.