Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS vs Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 100 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
461k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 510 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 100 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
12x vs 4x
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9x more zoom
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1500s
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2.7x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 100 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 100 HS's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Size
Smaller
93x55x19 mm vs 99x59x22 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
140 g vs 206 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 0.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$94.95 vs $161.00
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The best price we've seen is $66 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Size Fairly small Help
              510 HS99x59x22 mm
              100 HS93x55x19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              510 HS1080p @ 30fps
              100 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              510 HS0.9"
              100 HS0.8"
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              510 HS3.3 fps
              100 HS3.4 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Canon IXUS 117 HS

              Compact

              $177

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $220

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $180

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S80

              Compact

              $650

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $125 body only

              $280 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $630 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Canon ELPH 100 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $191

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

              Ultra compact

              $268

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $258

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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