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Canon 510 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Does not have a good battery life
Does not have good technical guidance
80 Reviews + 2 Awards
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website CNET.co.uk who wrote it was outstanding and the expert at website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 78 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

People who bought this Canon digital camera rated this camera 76 out of 100 on average.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 510 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon 510 HS is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two owners who bought the product wrote that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said “You really only need to upgrade if you plan on doing Virtual Machines, heavy Video Editing, heavy Photo Editing, or something else that is really R” in their review of this digital camera.

Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “The IXUS 510HS places a heavy emphasis on design”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 163 grams, the Canon 510 HS has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com wrote in their review of the Canon 510 HS “I bought a cooler master 3 laptop cooler, thinking that might help” . Newegg.com also mentioned “DVD only contains the worthless instructions for set up, colors needed to be calibrated” in their review.


Design

Good Quality

Six customers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Newegg.com said in their Canon 510 HS review three years ago “Build quality is very good”. Newegg.com also wrote “The price seems good for such a clear and vibrant picture quality plus the fact this is a touchscreen” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Very high quality monitor and gorgeous picture” in their review.

Easy to Use

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Newegg.com said three years ago “I love being able to choose whether I want to use touch or keyboard mouse depending on what I'm doing” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Unlike other comments, I find the controls easy to use” in their review. Morgan H. mentioned on Newegg.com “From horizontal position that I was going to use it in full time” in his review of this digital camera.

Four customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Easy to use button menu for swapping sources”. Newegg.com also mentioned “GTA V on mostly HighVery High settings stays at 60 FPS with no AA” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Plays most games on High settings easy” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to setup.

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Well Made

Fifteen owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Newegg.com said “Inexpensive, basic box that you can build up for your needs”. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Features a 12x optical zoom lens, 10.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com also wrote “A 3.2 inch touch screen and built in Wi-Fi” in their review.

Five people who bought the Canon 510 HS considered that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com mentioned “Sturdy enough that it does not feel like it will tip over”. Newegg.com also said “Sleek, lightweight yet sturdy design” in their review. Newegg.com also said “It seems sturdy” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com wrote “They never broke f” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Looking

Twenty-five people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Newegg.com said “The glass is super sexy”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish ultra compact camera with a huge 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation” in their review of the Canon 510 HS. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera”.

Six customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well designed. Three years ago Newegg.com mentioned “The design”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Canon 510 HS review “However the overall design is less appealing” and scored this digital camera 6 stars. Five years ago expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote “Its boxy design somehow magically hides a 12x optical zoom, which” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who bought this digital camera considered that it was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “It retails for a smooth $349 and currently it's king of the ELPH mountain”. Reviewed.com also said “The Canon Powershot ELPH 530 HS (also known as the IXUS 510 HS outside of North America) is a brick-shaped, WiFi-enabled, touchscreen-equipped travel zoom, retailing for a smooth $349” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was retro. Cnet.com.au rated it 6 stars and wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “The camera's internals are far from retro”.

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Easy to Damage or Scratch

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Newegg.com wrote “They never broke f” in their review of this digital camera.


Features

Good Features

Six people wrote in their reviews that the Canon 510 HS had good features. Newegg.com said “Very fast internet connection along with brilliant features” in their review of this digital camera. Five years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “There sure are plenty of features here to gawp at.”. S Finnerty mentioned “A 5cm x 8cm x 1.5cm cuboid packed with powerful features” and gave this digital camera a score of 8 stars.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon 510 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 510 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Ten customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon 510 HS was quiet. Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Quiet, low power, reasonably fast Xeon chip”. Newegg.com also wrote “Although it comes with multiple fans, they are very quiet during normal operation” in their review. Var L. gave it a score of 8 stars and wrote on Newegg.com two years ago “The computer runs quietly and cool (except for gaming”.

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned “HDs also have screwless soft plastic sleds that keep noise down and install easily” .

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Noisy

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was noisy. Newegg.com mentioned “HDs also have screwless soft plastic sleds that keep noise down and install easily” .


Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 510 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Power

Good Environmental Credentials

One owner said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of power usage. Garrett B. wrote on Newegg.com two years ago “This is great for saving energy as the intel card takes less power than the nVidia card” in his review of the Canon 510 HS and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four people agreed that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Newegg.com wrote “Whenever I run this laptop on just battery, I get really bad screen tearing every 30 min or so for about couple of seconds” in their review of this digital camera. Newegg.com also said “Never game on battery” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Battery life is not great” in their review.

One owner who bought the Canon 510 HS said that it was not quick to charge. Newegg.com wrote “Disappoints a bit on viewing angles; the battery takes FOREVER to charge” in their review of this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Canon 510 HS features histogram, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.01m and the largest is 0.45m. The Canon 510 HS has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Good Quality Lens

Six customers who purchased the Canon 510 HS considered that it had a good zoom. Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 8 stars. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “Images produced by the camera have good colour and as well as giving a huge amount of zoom” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 8 stars. S Finnerty wrote on Amazon “The autofocus is fast and intuitive and the 12X zoom is powerful for such a small camera backed up with a 4X digital zoom for cropping the picture” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Pocket-Lint.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned on Pocket Lint “The touchscreen is useful for hands-on autofocus” in their Canon 510 HS review.

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Good for Video Recording

Ten people who bought it considered that it was good for video recording. Newegg.com said “8 The GTX 960m is maxed to 4GB of video ram, Sets the bar really high when aiming to play this generations games” although they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “Knowing the video card would be so good, I finally” in their review. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Canon IXUS 510 HS offers a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen, built-in wi-fi and full 1080p HD movies” and rated it 6 stars.

Able to Produce Good Images

Eight people who reviewed it mentioned that it was able to produce good images. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “This laptop is quite powerful to do professional photography work” yet they only scored it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Probably one of sharpest images I've seen on any monitor” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Screen image is amazing” in their review.

Five customers who bought it mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago Newegg.com wrote “Monitor resolution, brightness, looks” but in spite of that they scored it 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Even compared to my other monitors with higher resolution 1920 1200” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Resolution is amazing compared to the 10 year old 19" 1440 900 ViewSonic that this has replaced” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Expert review site T3.com said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Canon Ixus 510 HS sports a modest 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, along with a decent.”.

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Good Screen

Twenty-eight owners agreed that the Canon 510 HS had a good screen. Newegg.com said “Have seen around 4 hours of light use with the screen brightness dimmed slightly”. Newegg.com also said “3 The display is AMAZING Great color representation” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “The screen looks gorgeous” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Flash

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it did not have a good flash. Newegg.com said “Most things that you can do via DVD can all now be done via Flash USB, i”.


Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x. At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon 510 HS has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon SX130 IS is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the SX230 HS (14x), or the SX240 HS (20x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm. The Canon 510 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (336 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon 510 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SX220 HS, the SX130 IS, and the SX40 HS all from Canon is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x), or the GE A1250 ($55.29) (5.7x) which is also higher rated.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 510 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Canon 1100, and the Panasonic DMC-LX7 ($419.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 510 HS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2736 x 2736, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880 and 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2048. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 510 HS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the best image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 510 HS supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Nikon D5000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 510 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the 1100, and the S110 both from Canon or the Samsung ZZBPWFR which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 510 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 510 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon 510 HS of 3.2 inches is one of the largest amongst cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The display diagonals of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 1" to 3.5".

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon 510 HS supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 510 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Olympus PEN E-PM1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 510 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 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 resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotelph510hs, canon 5685b001, canon 5688b001, canon 5266b001
Barcodes 00013803140408, 00013803140422, 00013803140446, 00612677618039, 00714574580852, 08714574580852, 08714574580869, 08714574580890, 08714574580906

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