Canon ELPH 510 HS vs Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon ELPH 510 HS

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Size
Really small
Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm)
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 510 HS.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 520 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 size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.3 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Size
Smaller
87×54×19 mm vs 99×59×22 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 206 g
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More than 20% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
190 shots vs 170 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 0.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$109.99 vs $174.50
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, 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 HS99×59×22 mm
              ELPH 520 HS87×54×19 mm
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              510 HS1080p @ 30fps
              ELPH 520 HS1080p @ 24fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              510 HS3.2"
              ELPH 520 HS3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              510 HS0.9"
              ELPH 520 HS0.7"
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              510 HS170 shots
              ELPH 520 HS190 shots
              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
              ELPH 520 HS2.8 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $169 - $178

              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 500 HS

              Canon ELPH 500 HS

              Pro digicam

              $130

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $585

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS (IXUS 275 HS)

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              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 - $119

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon ELPH 510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Canon PowerShot 350

              Digicam

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

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