Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 510 HS

47

Canon ELPH 310 HS

44

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
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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.7 fps
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 IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165

Travel zoom

$144

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Battery life Longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$129

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$531 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$100

Lowest price Cheaper
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$326

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$169

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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.