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Canon 510 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras
Easy to use
Good technical features

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Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Two owners said that the product was easy to use. S Finnerty wrote on expert review site Amazon “The autofocus is fast and intuitive and the 12X zoom is powerful for such a small camera backed up with a 4X digital zoom for cropping the picture”. They also mentioned “The camera itself is easy to use and works well as a point” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two customers concluded that this digital camera had good features. S Finnerty said in their review of this digital camera “There are lots of features I am still getting to grips with such as facial recognition”. They also wrote “A 5cm x 8cm x 1.5cm cuboid packed with powerful features” in their review.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". At 3.2 inches, the Canon 510 HS has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Alternative 3.2" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Canon 310 HS.

If this Canon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market since February 2012.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon 510 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon 510 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon 510 HS is 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 cameras that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 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 across all low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 510 HS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 510 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 510 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 Canon 510 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon 510 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon 310 HS, or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which both of have better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon 510 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera. The optical zooms of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera range from 1x to 50x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of its better review score, the Canon SX130 IS.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the SX230 HS (14x and higher rated), or the SX240 HS (20x and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 336 millimeters, the Canon 510 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 510 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon 230 HS which has better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 510 HS has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Canon 510 HS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2736 x 2736, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880 and 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2048. Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 10.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99), or the Nikon 1 V1 (£275).

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung L210 (10.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 163 grams, the Canon 510 HS has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m. At only 0.01 meters, the Canon 510 HS has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Canon 510 HS features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 510 HS has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 510 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 510 HS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon 510 HS which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon 510 HS is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotelph510hs, canon 5685b001, canon 5688b001, canon 5266b001
Barcodes 00013803140408, 00013803140422, 00013803140446, 00612677618039, 00714574580852, 08714574580852, 08714574580869, 08714574580890, 08714574580906

Canon 510 HS Review Sources

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