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Canon PowerShot SX510

Canon PowerShot SX510
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A top-value and award winning bridge digital camera, good for sports photography
Bridge 12.1MP 30x Yes Dec 2014
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Canon PowerShot SX510 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX510 number 166 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
332 Reviews + 2 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
67
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 76% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus one other site. Praktica 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 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good picture quality and that it is a good size. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The PowerShot SX510 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
30x ultra-zoom. 24mm wide lens
HS system
Intelligent IS
Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile
Full HD movies
7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
Smart auto
Zoom framing assist
Creative filters & manual modes
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 43 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 44 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 32 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon PowerShot SX510 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX510?

The Canon PowerShot SX510 is 104mm wide and 80.2mm tall. It is 69.5mm deep and weighs 349g.

Canon PowerShot SX510 front dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX510 size in context

Canon PowerShot SX510 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera. This was from Vido.com.ua and PhotographyBlog.com who gave it an "Recommended".

Average Expert Reviews

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 74 out of 100 based on 10 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, digit.in and Chip.de.

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Excellent User Reviews

This digital camera has a terrific average user rating based on 322 user reviews. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 76% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it thought it was noisy.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

30 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

57 people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX510 reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two people who reviewed it agreed that it was good in low light.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

13 people wrote in their reviews that it was compact, three people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX510 was a good size and three customers who bought it concluded that it was lightweight.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

29 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use and five people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

27 owners said that this digital camera had a good zoom and three owners said that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Seven people who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording.

Canon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 43,667 expert and owner reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

23 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

10 people said in their reviews that the product was good looking.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three owners considered that it had a good flash.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Five customers thought the product had a good battery life.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Seven owners reckoned that the product had good features.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made.

  • To my surprise it was completely unharmed except for a few scratches on the casing…
  • The lens was very smeary! And then packaging was awful box was broke and not sealed! Other than that the camera is very good…
    Jane (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2013
  • Why on earth have Canon discontinued production? They were on to a sure fire winner here…
  • The seller told me if the packaging is damaged…
  • Comfortable to wear and solid battery life…
    SR (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2013
  • Then it's not exactly tough to do…
  • In spite of it's small proportions it's quite comfortable to hold, with a rubberised hand grip and good build quality give the feeling of a well built camera…
  • In spite of it's small proportions it's quite comfortable to hold, with a rubberized hand grip and good build quality give the feeling of a well built camera…

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX510 in December 2014.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The PowerShot SX510's sensor megapixels of only 12.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon PowerShot SX510 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX510's optical zoom of 30x is in the biggest 13% of all cameras when sorted 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the PowerShot SX510 of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 18% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot SX510's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 91% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX510 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX510 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The PowerShot SX510's weight of 349g is heavier than 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon PowerShot SX510 of only 5.8 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 92% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot SX510 supports live view, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PowerShot SX510 of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the PowerShot SX510 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the PowerShot SX510 is 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon PowerShot SX510's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 34% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot SX510 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon PowerShot SX510 of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX510 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon dmcnsx510b2, canon dmcnsx510b1, canon dmcnsx510b3, canon dmcnsx510b4, canon cnsx510b11, canon 8409b012aa, canon cnsx510b12, canon 8409b001iv, canon cnsx510b10, canon pssx510hs, canon cnsx510b6, canon cnsx510b9, canon cnsx510b4, canon cnsx510b8, canon cnsx510b5, canon cnsx510b2, canon cnsx510b7, canon cnsx510b3, canon w1yr, canon w30x

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