LCD and Viewfinder
Canon ELPH 510 HS has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. The 3.2″ screen is larger than average but461kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
ELPH 510 HS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon ELPH 510 HS can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately ELPH 510 HS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon ELPH 510 HS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Canon ELPH 510 HS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon ELPH 510 HS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon ELPH 510 HS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
ELPH 510 HS also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. ELPH 510 HS has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Canon ELPH 510 HS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect ELPH 510 HS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon ELPH 510 HS is $196.95