Canon PowerShot SX510 vs Nikon Coolpix S7000

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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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 720mm maximum focal length. That's 220mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (500mm).
Marginally shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 100 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
11s longer slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX510 is 461,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
Fourty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon PowerShot SX510 is 250.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

4 Reasons For
25% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a megapixel 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.

11% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX510 is only a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 bigger).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX510 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161g digital camera. That's 188g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX510 (161g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a megapixel 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.

0.7 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 3,200, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 349g digital camera. That's 188g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (161g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Three months older
The Canon PowerShot SX510 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 by three 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 (35mm film equiv) 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S7000 is 25mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Three times shorter slowest 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels higher).
Fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a digital camera that takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX510 only takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.76MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.8 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
720mm
BEST
500mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 129 4.5 - 90
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/10
Combined Zoom
120x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 3 1.5 - 3.2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

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

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100%
BEST
99%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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)
 BUL
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 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)
 BUL
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
349g 161g
BEST
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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-6LH EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots
BEST
210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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