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Canon PowerShot SX510
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Canon PowerShot SX510 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 30x CMOS Dec 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon has good average reviews for its bridge cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX510 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS[plb_2497189_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX510 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6[plb_2147791_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

The average weight of digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 500g, and the weights range from 120g to 910g. The PowerShot SX510 is fairly light (only 349 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 349g digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Seven White Balances

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX510 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX510. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX510 is more than most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PowerShot SX510 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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. Across all comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot SX510 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 frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions 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 across all bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a MOV video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot SX510 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon camera features a Tracking Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX510 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this type and age. 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 in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the PowerShot SX510 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX510.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX510 do not support video capability. The Canon PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX510 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX510 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot SX510 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon PowerShot SX510 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the PowerShot SX510 is not waterproof.

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Very Low Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 12MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The PowerShot SX510 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], and the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (16MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX510 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modess

The PowerShot SX510 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot SX510 is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on bridge cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE" and "Auto" are also found on this camera.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX510 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of camera the best image resolution is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most digital cameras of this type and age take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot SX510 which takes 250 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 3,200, the PowerShot SX510 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX510. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX510 range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Only ± 2EV (1/2EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot SX510 has a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510 the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the PowerShot SX510 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX510

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot SX510 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX510.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], and the Sony DSC-RX10[plb_2051754_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX510 has a fairly average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX510.

There are a number of other 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price], or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price].

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price] (36x and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS[plb_2697682_price] (50x and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], and the Coolpix P530[pl_2240483_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX510 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX510.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price], and the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX530 HS[pl_2697682_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price] (CCD), or the 310[pl_1716915_price] (CCD) both from Nikon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Live View
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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Expert Reviews

(14)
24 April 2014

So if you are in a doubt whether you should go for this device or not, well the Canon Powershot SX510 HS is very compact, handy and light. It has a very large zoom, 30X optical plus 30X digital...

5 March 2014

A compact design, a long range of focal length, and Wi-Fi for quick sharing. The PowerShot SX510 HS is a great product by Canon and it proves to be a great performer in terms of producing quality... Read more…

14 January 2014

Canon has an excellent reputation for creating cameras catering for every photography niche. And while the PowerShot SX510 HS ticked many boxes it wasn?t all smooth sailing. In terms of picture... Read more…

8 January 2014

Not a DSLR and not a Digital Camera this is one of an increasing range of what are called ?Bridge Units?, or in layman?s terms a Digital Camera with a lot of DSLR features without it having a... Read more…

24 December 2013

Canon's aim with the original SX500 IS was clear; create the smallest and lightest long-range shooter possible. They succeeded in that goal, but in pushing for sensational numbers sacrificed some...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Buttercup
(Verified Purchase)

To put this review in context .. my main camera is and EOS 5D digital SLR, and I bought the SX510 as a more compact / lightweight alternative for times when either carrying the full SLR kit would... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2014 by Dicko

To be honest, I wasn't expecting too much from this camera as i'm always a bit weary of '30x optical zoom lenses' and how practical they will be in real life situations. Upon opening the box, the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 January 2014 by ?
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is hardly any heavier than the slimmer Canon Powershot SX170 IS but packs a far larger zoom range. If you want a camera to slip in your pocket, this is not for you. At the other end... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2014 by H. J. Smith
(Verified Purchase)

This is a magnificent camera. I have bought five as gifts for friends and family, all of whom admired the original one which I bought for myself. Why on earth have Canon discontinued production?... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2014 by M. D. Harris

The SX510 is a surprisingly compact super-zoom bridge. In the hand the body is only slightly bigger than your average compact camera. In spite of it's small proportions it's quite comfortable to... Read more…

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