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Canon PowerShot SX510
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Canon PowerShot SX510 Digital Camera

12.1MP 30x CMOS Dec 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser 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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26 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This Canon camera was given a "Recommended" award by both PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which wrote that this bridge camera camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Ten experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com have rated this Canon camera on average 74%.

Excellent User Reviews

PowerShot SX510 owners on average rated this digital camera as outstanding. This means that owners think this Canon camera is one of the very best bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Two years ago Hairy_harry said in their review of this digital camera “Takes great pictures is inexpensive compact and light” and rated it as very good. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 “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”. Two years ago Digit.in said “A compact design” in their review of this digital camera.

One person thought the Canon PowerShot SX510 was heavy and bulky. Hairy_harry mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX510 on Amazon “Men alike who do not wish to lug a heavy camera bag around” and gave it an excellent review.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Canon PowerShot SX510 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Itreviews.com wrote “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” in their review but even so they scored it 60 out of 100. Two years ago expert review site Nothingwired.com said “It has a very large zoom, 30X optical plus 30X digital” in their review.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Digit.in mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX510 review “The extreme focal lengths are surprisingly good, although I wish the focusing was a bit faster, or maybe I am being overambit” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

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Good Brand

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

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Canon PowerShot SX510 owners thought the product was good value for money. Three years ago Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “The Wi-Fi-equipped Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is a perfectly capable long zoom camera with an affordable sticker price” and rated it 70 out of 100. Two years ago Nothingwired.com mentioned “Available at a decent price”.

One customer who purchased this digital camera thought it was cheap.

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Good Quality Pictures

Three Canon PowerShot SX510 reviewers reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com said “Images are generally sharp.”.

Nice Design

One Canon PowerShot SX510 owner who bought the product said that it was smooth. Expert website Macworld.com.au wrote “And while the PowerShot SX510 HS ticked many boxes it wasn’t all smooth sailing” in their review. One Canon PowerShot SX510 owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was a good design.

Good Technical Features

Two Canon PowerShot SX510 owners reckoned that the Canon PowerShot SX510 had good features. Hairy_harry gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “This bridge camera has all the features of a full S L R camera with the exception of interchangable lenses”. Two years ago expert website Nothingwired.com wrote “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.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it thought it was wifi compatible. Expert website Digit.in said “Wi-Fi for quick sharing”.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX510 was easy to use. Nothingwired.com said 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” .

Good Product Quality

One Canon PowerShot SX510 owner reckoned that it was good quality. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “In pushing for sensational numbers sacrificed some quality” in their review.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX510 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX510 also support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon PowerShot SX510 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510, the PowerShot SX510 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX510 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 349 grams, the PowerShot SX510 is quite light compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The lightest bridge camera camera that was released more than a year ago is 270g , the heaviest is 940g, and the average weight is 550g.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

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

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Has Two Photo Effects

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX510. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Thin

The depths of similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago range from 42mm to 170mm. With a depth of only 69.5 millimeters, the PowerShot SX510 is one of the thinner similar spec cameras that were released one year ago amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Short

With a height of only 80.2 millimeters, the PowerShot SX510 is quite short compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 the heights range from 63mm to 110mm, and the average height is 83mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot SX510 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX510. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 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 actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX510.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot SX510 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 104 millimeters, the PowerShot SX510 is one of the narrower digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510 have widths of between 100mm and 150mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the PowerShot SX510 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX510 are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX510 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot SX510 does not support video recording. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 also do not support video recording.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX510 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. 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 PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of camera file systems than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX510 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX510 the image resolution ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 8688 x 5792 pixels.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 9,300. With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the PowerShot SX510 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst cameras of this age.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX510 is a digital camera that takes 250 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of this type and age take between 185 and 589 shots per battery charge.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 is 7.2, and the maximum apertures range from 2 to 20. At only 5.8, the Canon PowerShot SX510 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

At only 30 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot SX510 has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 have JPEG frame rates of between 30fps and 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 70fps.

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Only One Supported Battery

The PowerShot SX510 is a one supported battery digital camera. Most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago have between one and three supported batteries.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

Cameras of this type and age have combined zoom of between 120x and 200x. With a combined zoom of only 120 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 has one of the smaller combined zoom amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.4, the PowerShot SX510 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than a year ago is 2, the largest is 3.4, and the average minimum aperture is 3.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX510 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX510 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price], and the PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
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
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Live View
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
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Battery Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00013803140422, 00013803229059, 00088022211147, 00138032290592, 00616348016285, 00616348016292, 00616348016308, 00616348016315, 00616348026147, 00616348026154, 00616348026161, 00616348026178, 00616348026185, 00616348026192, 00616348026208, 00616348026215, 00616348026222, 00616348026239, 00616348026246, 00616348026253, 00635492500754, 00737484276187, 00840014112029, 04960999989396, 08714574610214

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