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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard

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

Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000

Digicam

$3,525

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$240

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Much wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,272 - $5,999 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

Canon ELPH 310 HS Competitors

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$90

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

Canon ELPH 320 HS

Compact

$221

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Travel zoom

$242

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
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.