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Canon SX510 HS Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 12.1MP 30x Aug 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Compact design
245 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua both decided that concluded that they would endorse this low megapixel digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, macworld.com.au and skyit.vn the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 74 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 322 user reviews this Canon camera has an exceptional average user rating. 167 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 76% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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

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Good Quality Pictures

One hundred and ten owners who purchased it considered that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Itreviews.com said “Images are sharp” in their review of the Canon SX510 HS. Eevy mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “So easy to use, great clear pictures”. Clover91 said in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “The picture quality is great too”.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Banjo77 mentioned on Walmart.com “In addition to canoeing/kayaking, I enjoy shooting vacation shots, landscapes, vacation dogs, bands, whatever”. Smithy mentioned “The device is very easy to navigate and has lots of options to chose from depending on what you are shooting”. Dicko mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The menus are all very self explanatory and I just switched it on and started shooting it is that easy to use”.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. C Brisley mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It performs well in low light and in general is a fabulous camera for someone wanted a step up from a little point”.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Seval said “Excellent zoom, good iso” in their review of this digital camera.

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30x Optical Zoom

Fifty-seven customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Pc Mag said in their review of the Canon SX510 HS four years ago “Sharp 30x zoom lens” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100. Itreviews.com mentioned 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”. Banjo77 said “Aren't we all?) What do I like? Great pictures, closeups, zoom lens, action shots, night shots with or without flash, fish eye effect, ease of button commands”.

Six people reckoned that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Digit.in said “The extreme focal lengths are surprisingly good, although I wish the focusing was a bit faster, or maybe I am being overambit” and scored it 70 out of 100. Uncle Barbar mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It also lets you focus in really closely for any bug pictures you might want to take”. Et3202 rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote on Walmart.com “Did mention the sharp auto focus feature makes for no bad shots, just wrong subjects in the wrong light”.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Photolog wrote on Walmart.com three years ago “The lens system is sharp”. ᅟ said “So, depending on what you can carry, here is your full range of non-interchangeable lens cameras”. Martinrg said on Amazon.co.uk “To be honest I don't think any compact camera could compete with a 70-300 IS lens so this is not a reason to mark the camera down” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser. D. Hallett scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Image quality is excellent and with stabilization and WIFI upload the camera was the best in its price range”. Buttercup said in their review of this digital camera “Image stabilisation is very effective when making use of the 30x zoom”. Robert M. Edwards gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Managed some long shots and the stabilizer really works well” in his review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording. Shakey mentioned on Walmart.com “I have taken some amazing pics and video of school events, wild animals, etc” in their review of the Canon SX510 HS. James mentioned on Walmart.com “It's great for recording movies and home videos”. Eric Baker mentioned “The Canon makes a good video camera and is superb at capturing distant subjects” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Flash

Four owners considered that the product had a good flash. Cobrajet289 said “The flash is extra bright” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Rich56 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Only slight reservation is that the flash seems too bright on some shots & I often get better results without it (indoors”. M. Rabanal mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It also took some fair photos of the Northern lights, despite being hand held by an impatient amateur! The flash is ok.” and gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. 4dollrs gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “The S2 IS was a flip out turn screen which kept it clean”. Uncle Barbar said “It has quite a large - 3 inch LCD viewing screen - nice”. Shutterbug5 mentioned on Walmart.com “Camera has a large viewing screen” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.


Design

Full Manual Control

Fifty-three people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Techradar.com/au/ said “Full manual control” in their review of the Canon SX510 HS. Pc Mag gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “Good control layout”. Cobrajet289 mentioned “For stuff moving in low light you are best to use the flash”.

Seven owners considered that the product was easy to use the menus. 2smoove rated it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on Walmart.com “Easy to use and controls are simple like the menu! nice features like bright lcd”. Dicko scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The only negatives I feel I need to mention (but they are minor niggles in what is a great performing camera) are the menus”. Four years ago Buttercup gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It has a good range of manual settings, including the aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, live view” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. An anonymous author wrote “Don't listen to the other reviews the wifi is soooo easy to set up” in her review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Uncle Barbar mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “You can share pictures wirelessly - this is pretty easy to set up when the appropriate software has been downloaded” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Micky wrote on Walmart.com “The WiFi sync was also very easy to set up”.

Five customers who purchased the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Shorts37 said on Amazon.co.uk “The grip also makes it easy to hold and use”. Three years ago Gasmeter wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Very good to hold, takes fantastic pictures without a lot of fuse”.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-eight owners said in their reviews that the Canon SX510 HS was good quality. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned four years ago “In pushing for sensational numbers sacrificed some quality” in their review of this digital camera. Bjet4u rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Good picture quality” in their review of this digital camera. Dg gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The lens quality is good too”.

Nice Design

Sixteen customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Cobrajet289 wrote in their review of the Canon SX510 HS on Walmart.com “I like it cause she can figure it out pretty easy! She's technically challenged”. Steve wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Wonderful service - beautifully packed”. Uncle Barbar said “It also records Full HD quality movies (they really are pretty darn good - I even recorded in quite average light conditions with excellent results”.

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was well designed.

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Built in WiFi

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned four years ago “Built in WiFi” in their review of this digital camera. Sr wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Comfortable to wear and solid battery life” and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. James mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “I love the full HD recording and the built in HDMI output”.

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Banjo77 wrote “After a gritty 27 mile canoe trip down the central Texas river, very durable and trouble –free” in their review of this digital camera. Vacationhappy wrote “I am a casual user and I found the Canon Powershot 510HS very easy to use and extremely durable”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Vacationhappy wrote in their review of this digital camera “To my surprise it was completely unharmed except for a few scratches on the casing” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Jane said “The lens was very smeary! And then packaging was awful box was broke and not sealed! Other than that the camera is very good”.

One customer reckoned that it was reliable. H. J. Smith said on Amazon.co.uk “Why on earth have Canon discontinued production? They were on to a sure fire winner here”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Twenty-five customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Digit.in said “Compact design” in their review of the Canon SX510 HS. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “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” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Nothingwired.com wrote “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” .

Five owners concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Jack Ladde mentioned “SO - the SX150 is slightly chunkier than my previous powershot ( a later model”. ᅟ gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Approaching the size of a DSLR, sits the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, which is a much heavier beast” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. Mark J. Handoll wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Needed another camera for holidays etc, without the need for lugging around a big heavy DSLR”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Four years ago Buttercup mentioned “I bought the SX510 as a more compact / lightweight alternative for times when either carrying the full SLR kit would be inconvenient”. Buttercup also said “My main requirements were a good optical zoom and good manual override functionality, in a small lightweight body” in their review. Buttercup also mentioned “It will sit comfortably in the palm of your hand and is really lightweight” in their review.

Three customers considered that the product was a good size. Four years ago Indalu wrote on Walmart.com “Good size for sticking in a purse.”. Mohammed Jubber wrote on Amazon.co.uk “In spite of it's small proportions it's quite comfortable to hold, with a rubberized hand grip”.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to carry around. Margaret314 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Awesome! Very light and easy to use”. Lars mentioned on Walmart.com “All in all of if you are looking for a great versitile camera that is easy to carry and use this camera is worth a serious look” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

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Heavy

With a weight of 349 grams, the SX510 HS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. Digital cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 50g and 1.3kg.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00) (1.2kg), or the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (225g) which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight people who purchased it wrote that it had a good battery life. Banjo77 rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and said on Walmart.com three years ago “Battery life was adequate for an all day event” in their review of this digital camera. Dg mentioned on Walmart.com “I recommend getting a spare battery and these are reasonable as well” in their review of this digital camera. Lars rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “I was impressed most of time, good battery life” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was quick to charge. Mimi she said in her review of the Canon SX510 HS on Walmart.com three years ago “I have had this camera long enough to charge the battery and try to set it up”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SX510 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The SX510 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon SX510 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 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 cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen customers agreed that it had good features. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”. Dg mentioned on Walmart.com “It is small enough to carry around easily and has a lot of useful features”. Clover91 scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Walmart.com “It is easy to use and has lots of nice features”.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the SX510 HS has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon SX510 HS supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Canon N100 is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the SX510 HS has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average optical zoom of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 7.5x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.28mm and 1,200mm. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon SX510 HS of 720 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon SX510 HS has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 38mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon SX510 HS has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX510 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon N100.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Canon SX510 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 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 still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX510 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39), or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810.00).

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Canon N100.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX510 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX510 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was noisy. Shorts37 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk three years ago “Superb in video mode with high quality pictures, although suffers badly from wind noise”. M. D. Harris mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Being critical I found the noise suppression heavy handed, smudging detail” in their review of this digital camera.


Camera

Supports Live View

The SX510 HS supports live view. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support live view.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The SX510 HS has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The SX510 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon SX510 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon SX510 HS is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Support

Full Manual Control

Eighteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Pc Mag wrote “Full manual mode available”. An anonymous reviewer said on Walmart.com “And I'm not too sure why it was harder for the other buyers to follow the SIMPLE manual to connect the wifi” in her Canon SX510 HS review. Two years ago Stexx85 wrote “Everytingh is blurred (need to play with settings in manual mode for the good picture day night) i have some photos”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this low megapixel digital camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 8409b012aa
Barcodes 00013803229059, 00138032290592, 02724285642776, 04054842130865, 04960999989372, 08714574610191, 08714574610207

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