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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera

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12.1MP 30x CMOS Aug 2013
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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX510 HS supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 HS, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_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 Fujifilm FinePix S4500[plb_1353342_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX510 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 HS also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix S4800[pl_1735658_price], and the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510 HS have weights of between 120g and 910g. With a weight of only 349 grams, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is one of the lighter bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price] (448g and cheaper).

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The field of view of digital cameras of this type and age range from 95% to 100%. At 100 percent, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS. 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 number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX510 HS. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera also have still image resolutions 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. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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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 digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot 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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera support a video resolution 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 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 HS.

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

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 HS range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX510 HS has one of the higher display resolutions amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Narrow

Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have widths of between 41mm and 140mm, and the average width is 120mm. The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is one of the narrower cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 104 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a better display than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a TFT display, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as 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 actually the best display across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

Across similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX510 HS also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix S2980[plb_1469314_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix S4200[plb_1353343_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot SX510 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is not waterproof. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS. The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 12MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] (16MP), or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX510 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE, Auto and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. At only 3,200, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 HS take between 180 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS which takes 250 shots per battery charge.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot SX510 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 HS have between one and three supported batteries, including the PowerShot SX510 HS which has one supported battery.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average minimum ISO speed of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 95, and the minimum ISO speed range from 64 to 400.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX510 HS is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5. With a minimum aperture of 3.4, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX510 HS over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 HS.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the FinePix S2980[pl_1469314_price], or the FinePix S4800[pl_1735658_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x and higher rated), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (42x and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years. 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 considering one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including a cheaper camera such as the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the FinePix S4800[pl_1735658_price], or the FinePix S4800[pl_1735658_price] both from Fujifilm.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 HS has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] (7.2x) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix 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 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
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
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

Barcodes 00013803229059, 00138032290592, 02724285642776, 04054842130865, 04960999989372, 08714574610191, 08714574610207

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