Canon PowerShot SX510 vs Nikon Coolpix S7000

Canon PowerShot SX510
Nikon Coolpix S7000

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has an optical zoom of 30x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 20x optical zoom digital camera (10x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 720mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 220mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (500mm).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
11s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1% wider field of view Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a field of view of 100%, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 99% field of view digital camera (1% narrower).
A bit higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX510 is 250.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

2 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel count of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX510 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3,200 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Canon PowerShot SX510 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Two months older
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 by two months.
8 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (10x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

44% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 220mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX510 (500mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Moderately narrower field of view Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a field of view of 99%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 100% field of view digital camera (1% wider).
1,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 only takes 250.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.4
Maximum Focal Length
720mm
BEST
500mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 90
Lens Structure
13/10 12/10
Combined Zoom
120x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Tele Flash Range
0.5 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100%
BEST
99%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
349g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
80.2mm 60mm
Depth
69.5mm 27.4mm
Width
104mm 99.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 161g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH EN-EL19
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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