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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Winner
Canon ELPH 300 HS

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Canon ELPH 510 HS

55

Canon ELPH 510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 300 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $167.95 vs $219.99
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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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              similarities

              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
              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 PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $160 - $250

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 520 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

              Ultra compact

              $180 - $189

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $330

              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 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

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

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $181

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon ELPH 300 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $123 - $180

              Screen size Larger screen
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              Size Slightly smaller
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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