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Canon SX510 HS

Canon SX510 HS
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An award winning and good spec bridge camera
Bridge 12.1MP 30x Yes Aug 2013
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Canon SX510 HS Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon SX510 HS number 821 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
332 Reviews + 2 Awards
73
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews and terrific 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 reasonably priced, good picture quality and that it is a good size. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
The SX510 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
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
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

8
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
42
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
28
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
54
Sports Photography
Average
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon SX510 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon SX510 HS?

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

Canon SX510 HS front dimensions
Canon SX510 HS size in context

Canon SX510 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

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

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 74% based on 10 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, gadgetspeak.com and digit.in.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 322 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon camera is marvellous. 167 reviewers (72% of all 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 owners who reviewed it considered that it was noisy.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

30 customers agreed that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

57 people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

13 owners thought the Canon SX510 HS was compact, three people who purchased the product wrote that it was a good size and three customers thought the product was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

29 customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use and five owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

27 customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good zoom and three people who bought the product considered that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon SX510 HS was good for video recording.

Users Report Great Product Quality

23 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality.

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 42,313 user and expert reviews (including 8,757 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

10 customers agreed that the Canon SX510 HS was good looking.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good flash.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life.

Customers Report Great Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed the Canon SX510 HS mentioned that it had good technical guidance.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who reviewed it thought it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three customers who bought the product reckoned that it 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 Four Years Ago

Canon released the SX510 HS in August 2013.

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon SX510 HS is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon SX510 HS of only 12.1MP is lower than 84% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the SX510 HS of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered 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 typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the SX510 HS of 3,200 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon SX510 HS of 5.8 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 100% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

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

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the SX510 HS of 349g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 33% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon SX510 HS's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The SX510 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 97% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

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

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the SX510 HS of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon SX510 HS of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 69% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX510 HS is 4000 x 3000. That's over four times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon SX510 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The SX510 HS supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Wi-Fi

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

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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 cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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

Barcodes:

00013803229059, 00088022211147, 00138032290592, 00616348016285, 00616348016292, 00616348016308, 00616348016315, 00616348026147, 00616348026154, 00616348026161, 00616348026178, 00616348026185, 00616348026192, 00616348026208, 00616348026215, 00616348026222, 00616348026239, 00616348026246, 00616348026253, 00635492500754, 00840014112029, 02724285642776, 04054842130865, 04960999989372, 04960999989396, 08714574610191, 08714574610207

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon SX510 HS

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