Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 510 HS

46

Canon ELPH 310 HS

43

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$305

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Much larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Compact

$94

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
HP Photosmart R937

HP Photosmart R937

Compact

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$251

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$240

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Digicam

$95 - $99

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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.