Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

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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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
 

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
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
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Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom Less zoom

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

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

Travel zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$411

Zoom More zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

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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.