Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

58

Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Size
Really small
Super compact 92x55x19 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
141 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Size
Really small
Compact 99x59x22 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 510 HS

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Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 2.7"
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Around 20% larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Zoom More zoom 12x vs 5x
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Around 6x more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Canon 300 HS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the 300 HS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 92x55x19 mm vs 99x59x22 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 141 g vs 206 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Size Fairly small Help
        510 HS:99x59x22 mm
        300 HS:92x55x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Thin Help
        510 HS:0.9"
        300 HS:0.8"
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        510 HS:3.3 fps
        300 HS:3.4 fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

        Travel zoom

        $179 - $204

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Size Is slightly larger
        Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Canon IXUS 255 HS

        Travel zoom

        $241 - $270

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Canon ELPH 310 HS

        Travel zoom

        $369

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon ELPH 530 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

        Ultra compact

        $150 - $161

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S110

        Canon PowerShot S110

        Pro digicam

        $220 - $299

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon ELPH 520 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

        Ultra compact

        $155 - $175

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker

        Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Screen size Larger screen
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Significantly larger
        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Canon ELPH 100 HS

        Compact

        $180 - $471

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

        Canon ELPH 320 HS

        Compact

        $150 - $250

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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