Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 510 HS

57

Canon ELPH 310 HS

54

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
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$569 - $647 body only

$599 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS Has a GPS
Size Much larger
Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

Casio Exilim ZR-200

Travel zoom

$302

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

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

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Compact

$499

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$275

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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.