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Canon PowerShot SX510
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Canon PowerShot SX510 Digital Camera

12.1MP 30x CMOS Dec 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
30x Ultra-zoom. 24mm Wide LensGet closer and capture the full detail of distant subjects with a huge 30x optical zoom, or up to 60x with ZoomPlus. Fit more in the frame with 24mm ultra-wide-angle... More
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15 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX510 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 which do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the PowerShot SX510 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price].

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Light

The lightest comparable spec digital camera that came out more than two years ago is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 510g. The PowerShot SX510 is one of the lighter cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 (only 349 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 349g digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm S2980[plb_1469314_price] (437g and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] (354g and higher rated).

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Has Seven White Balances

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX510 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX510 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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. Across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX510 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolutions 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX510. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX510 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have an LCD display. 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 in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the PowerShot SX510 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability. The Canon PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price]; or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Canon PowerShot SX510 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 do not have a GPS (satellite). The PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX510 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 are also not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX510 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 12.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modess "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 Modess

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a digital camera that takes 250 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The PowerShot SX510 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 3,200) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.4, the PowerShot SX510 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. The minimum aperture numbers of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX510 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm S2980[plb_1469314_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX510.

We compared this camera to all the other 30x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX510.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S2980[plb_1469314_price] (CCD and higher rated) or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574610191, 08714574610214

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