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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 30x CMOS Aug 2013
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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black)

29 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this bridge camera digital camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this bridge camera digital camera is 74 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, PowerShot SX510 HS owners rated this camera as brilliant. That puts this digital camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec.

Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is a super-zoom digital compact camera featuring a 30x optical zoom, 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, optical image stabiliser, FullHD video, wifi connectivity”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Hairy_harry mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Men alike who do not wish to lug a heavy camera bag around” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS and scored the product very highly.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Canon PowerShot SX510 HS owners concluded that it had a good zoom. Itreviews.com said on expert website IT Reviews.com “The 30x Canon PowerShot SX510 HS ($249.99 direct) is the company’s midrange long zoom camera, offering a bit more reach than the smaller 20x Canon PowerShot SX280 HS”. Nothingwired.com wrote two years ago “It has a very large zoom, 30X optical plus 30X digital” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Digit.in rated the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS two years ago “The extreme focal lengths are surprisingly good, although I wish the focusing was a bit faster, or maybe I am being overambit”.

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Good Brand

Canon has good average reviews for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “Images are generally sharp.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS wrote that it was smooth. Macworld.com.au mentioned “And while the PowerShot SX510 HS ticked many boxes it wasn’t all smooth sailing” in their review of this digital camera although they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One Canon PowerShot SX510 HS owner who purchased the product said that it was a good design. Expert website Digit.in said “A compact design” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot SX510 HS reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Hairy_harry said on Amazon “This bridge camera has all the features of a full S L R camera with the exception of interchangable lenses” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS and rated the product as very good. Expert website Nothingwired.com mentioned “The Canon Powershot SX510 HS is the upgraded version of the previous Canon Powershot SX500 IS so you can expect a lot of new exciting features” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX510 HS owner who bought this digital camera thought it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Digit.in rated the product 70 out of 100 and said “Wi-Fi for quick sharing”.

Easy to Use

One Canon PowerShot SX510 HS reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote two years ago “So if you are in a doubt whether you should go for this device or not, well the Canon Powershot SX510 HS is very compact, handy and light” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.

Good Product Quality

One customer who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “In pushing for sensational numbers sacrificed some quality”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS supports Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 HS, the PowerShot SX510 HS has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to look at including the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (SD|SDHC).

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Light

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is one of the lighter cameras of this age and type (only 349 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. The weights of bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS range from 100g to 910g, and the average weight is 500g.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 640 x 360, 4000 x 2664, 2816 x 1880, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 2992 x 2992, 2112 x 2112 and 1200 x 1200 and 480 x 480. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Short

Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS the heights range from 52mm to 120mm. The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is fairly short (only 80.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX510 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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Narrow

Across all the bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS the widths range from 41mm to 140mm. At only 104 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is quite narrow compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX510 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 HS do not have a GPS. The PowerShot SX510 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 12MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (16.15MP).

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX510 HS. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX510 HS. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS.

A 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX510 HS is a camera that takes 250 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 8,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only One Supported Battery

The PowerShot SX510 HS is a one supported battery camera.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS range from 64 to 400. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS is 2.5, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. At 3.4, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX510 HS.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a pretty standard optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (42x).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of this type and age. Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

If the sensor type of this bridge camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon pssx510, canon pssx510h, canon pssx510hs
Barcodes 00013803229059, 00138032290592, 02724285642776, 04054842130865, 04960999989372, 08714574610191, 08714574610207

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