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Canon 510 HS

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning compact digital camera with poor features
Compact 10.1MP 12x Yes Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon 510 HS Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Canon 510 HS number 966 across all digital cameras.
77
274 Reviews + 5 Awards
36
Missing Some Features
22
5 Years Old
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has not bad expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 274 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, noise level and good video capture.
The 510 HS is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Only 190 battery life

Canon 510 HS Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon 510 HS?

The Canon 510 HS is 85.8mm wide and 53.5mm tall. It is 19.8mm deep and weighs 163g.

Canon 510 HS front dimensions

Canon 510 HS size in context

Canon 510 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this camera. Camera Labs and Ephotozine both gave this digital camera a "Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

Two other expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was very good. This camera received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of review website CNET.co.uk gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was terrific.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 40 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 74%.

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Average User Reviews

Based on 234 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 77 out of 100.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 customers who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was quiet.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Nine owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact, two owners who bought the product concluded that it was a good body shape and two people who reviewed the product thought it was thin.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 owners who purchased the Canon 510 HS thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Nice Design

17 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Users Report it is Robust

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made and two people mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine owners wrote that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who purchased the Canon 510 HS concluded that it had a good zoom and two customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

  • Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice…
    CNET.co.uk May 2012
  • Images produced by the camera have good colour and as well as giving a huge amount of zoom…
  • Its lens is bright and impressively f…
    Reviewed.com April 2012
  • It got worse when trying to use the video functions as it appeared to try and be "clever" and kept switching between different modes and focus on random items throughout the filming process…
    AndySw (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2012
  • SERIOUSLY CANON is trying every time to bring out new cameras without really focusing on the real issues…
  • Not over keen on the zoom lever…
  • Good having a zoom on the video…
  • The zoom is impressive.
  • It is difficult to view in the small screen plus pre taking the photo the image you see is quite fuzzy and not as easy to focus as other camera's…
  • Simple to use and vibration proof in her shaky hands Good focus and excellent pictures overall purchase a case to protect it…

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

10 owners agreed that this digital camera had a good screen.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Canon 510 HS's sensor megapixels of only 10.1MP is quite low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 10% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 510 HS has a maximum image resolution of 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon 510 HS of 12x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 510 HS has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Canon 510 HS of only 3,200 is in the lowest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 510 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Canon 510 HS's weight of 163g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 510 HS has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon 510 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Canon 510 HS's display diagonal of 3.2" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon 510 HS features smile detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Only 190 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon 510 HS which takes 190 battery life.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon 510 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 510 HS has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Canon 510 HS of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon 510 HS features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon 510 HS features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon 510 HS features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon 510 HS supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon 510 HS features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon 510 HS has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon 510 HS of 336mm is in the longest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon 510 HS supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon 510 HS supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon 510 HS of 4x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon 510 HS supports direct printing, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since February 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 5266b001
Barcodes 00013803140408, 00714574580852, 08714574580852, 08714574580869, 08714574580890, 08714574580906

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99.99m smaller closest focusing distance
Expert reviews are better
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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