Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS Digital Camera Review$349.99
The 510 HS is capable of Full HD 1080p video capture, though only at 24 frames per second. 720p and 480p videos are shot in 30 frames per second however. Optical zoom is unlocked while recording video, however the mechanism is slowed way down to reduce audible noise. Autofocus is also enabled while recording, and it too is relatively slow, but accurate...eventually.
The 510 HS also supports ultra fast high speed capture at up to 240 frames per second, though this severely limits resolution.
Shockingly, color accuracy is actually much better while shooting video than stills. The color error value came down to 2.76 and saturation was almost perfect, off by only 0.2%. If we didn't run this test ourselves, we may not have believed the result. More on how we test video color.
Sharpness is poor for this class while shooting video, and lags behind all the other cameras of this comparison group. The 510 HS is only able to resolve 550 lw/ph vertically and 350 horizontally during Full HD capture. More on how we test video sharpness.