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Canon SX510 HS Digital Camera

£137.99
Bridge Camera 12.1MP 30x Aug 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good control layout
243 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites PhotographyBlog.com and Vido.com.ua, both of which concluded that this Canon camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, PC Mag, Chip.de and portablegear.nl the average expert rating of this digital camera is 74%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 322 owner reviews this Canon camera has a brilliant average owner rating. 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.

Excellent Brand

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

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirty owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money. 821mary2393 said “Great for the price and a beginner”. An anonymous author mentioned “A small inexpensive camera that has exceptional qualities” in her review of the Canon SX510 HS. Robert M. Edwards said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Great price even for a model no longer being made” in his review of this digital camera.


Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-seven owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com gave the Canon SX510 HS a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “Images are generally sharp.”. Alan said “Cost is low and the pictures are great”. Bri wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Walmart.com “Basically, this camera takes nice pictures”.

Two people agreed that it was good in low light. C Brisley mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It performs well in low light and in general is a fabulous camera for someone wanted a step up from a little point” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Twenty-eight owners who reviewed the Canon SX510 HS thought it had a good zoom. Vishal Prajapati wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The only thing to look out for is the zoom in and out toggle, mine broke after about 6 months”. Robert M. Edwards mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Zoom range fantastic.”. Ty said on expert website Amazon.co.uk two years ago “The zoom is very good” in his review of this digital camera however despite that he scored this digital camera 3 stars out of 5.

Three customers thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Uncle Barbar mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It also lets you focus in really closely for any bug pictures you might want to take” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Et3202 wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Did mention the sharp auto focus feature makes for no bad shots, just wrong subjects in the wrong light” .

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Good Video Capture

Seven owners who purchased it mentioned that it was good for video recording. Shorts37 mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Superb in video mode with high quality pictures, although suffers badly from wind noise” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. James gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Walmart.com “It's great for recording movies and home videos”. Eric Baker mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The Canon makes a good video camera and is superb at capturing distant subjects”.

Good Flash

Three owners concluded that the product had a good flash. Four years ago Cobrajet289 wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The flash is extra bright” in their review of the Canon SX510 HS and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. M. Rabanal said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It also took some fair photos of the Northern lights, despite being hand held by an impatient amateur! The flash is ok.” and gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Design

Good Control Layout

Thirty people thought it was easy to use. Four years ago Pc Mag gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Good control layout”. Website Techradar.com wrote “Full manual control” in their review of this digital camera. Cobrajet289 mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “For stuff moving in low light you are best to use the flash” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Shorts37 wrote three years ago “The grip also makes it easy to hold and use”. Gasmeter gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Very good to hold, takes fantastic pictures without a lot of fuse”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-three customers who bought it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “In pushing for sensational numbers sacrificed some quality” . Clover91 gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The picture quality is great too”. Bjet4u said on expert website Walmart.com four years ago “Good picture quality”.

Nice Design

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Steve scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his Canon SX510 HS review on expert website Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Wonderful service - beautifully packed”. Mtsky wrote in their review of this digital camera “Again, like #1 above, seems pretty cheap to not include the cord” but even so they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago Elena Walsh mentioned “For this price it is pretty terrific”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed.

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Robust

Three customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Sr mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Comfortable to wear and solid battery life”. Mohammed Jubber wrote in his review of this digital 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”.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was easy to damage or scratch. Vacationhappy wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “To my surprise it was completely unharmed except for a few scratches on the casing”. Four years ago Jane mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The lens was very smeary! And then packaging was awful box was broke and not sealed! Other than that the camera is very good”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Five people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Banjo77 mentioned on expert website Walmart.com “Battery life was adequate for an all day event”. Two years ago Mr. D. M. Brown wrote “Great pictures, battery life and zoom” in their Canon SX510 HS review. Lian mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk last year “Fits in your bag without taking up too much room and the battery life is also good” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Images on the noisy side”. Sr said “Excellent noise cancellation and sound quality”.

Images On the Noisy Side

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Images on the noisy side”.

Sr said “Excellent noise cancellation and sound quality”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Design

Fourteen owners considered that it was compact. Digit.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Compact design”. Smithy wrote “It really is great! Very light, compact, big lens with remarkable zoom” in their Canon SX510 HS review. Lrp said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Nice compact small fast camera” .

Three customers who purchased the product considered that it was a good size. Indalu gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Walmart.com “Good size for sticking in a purse.”. Three years ago M. D. Harris mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “In spite of it's small proportions it's quite comfortable to hold, with a rubberised hand grip” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Buttercup gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “It will sit comfortably in the palm of your hand and is really lightweight”. They also wrote “My main requirements were a good optical zoom and good manual override functionality, in a small lightweight body” in their review. Lian said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It's lightweight, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera.

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Heavy

The SX510 HS is one of the heavier low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera (349 grams) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99) (1.2kg and higher rated), or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) (225g and higher rated).

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Nick Foote wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Arrived as promised, looks good, instructions easy to understand, even for me”. Mark Fordham mentioned “Instructions are very helpful” and gave the Canon SX510 HS a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Features

Good Technical Features

Eight owners who reviewed the Canon SX510 HS considered that it had good features. Clover91 rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “It is easy to use and has lots of nice features” in their review of this digital camera. Dg said on expert review site Walmart.com three years ago “It is small enough to carry around easily and has a lot of useful features” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Photolog mentioned “The point and shoot features correct for ambient conditions so well that manual operation is virtually unnecessary” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in August 2013.


Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera is 2.6". The SX510 HS has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99) is also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon SX510 HS supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera do not support Wi-Fi.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon SX510 HS supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

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The Canon SX510 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The SX510 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera 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 camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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

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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 maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The SX510 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm XF1 (£140), or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99).

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX510 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The SX510 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the SX510 HS has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 1x and the biggest is 50x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the SX510 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera that we have checked, the Canon SX510 HS's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720 millimeters is one of the longest. Low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.28mm and 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 38mm. The SX510 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

Low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the SX510 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX510 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of its better review score, the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) is also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The SX510 HS has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 2816 x 2112, 1600 x 1200, 4000 x 2248, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 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. The worst still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras of this spec and age.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels camera.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Canon SX510 HS supports live view. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support live view.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The SX510 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The SX510 HS has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon SX510 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon SX510 HS is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon dmcnsx510b2, canon dmcnsx510b1, canon dmcnsx510b4, canon dmcnsx510b3, canon 8409b001iv, canon 8409b012aa, canon cnsx510b12, canon cnsx510b10, canon cnsx510b11, canon cnsx510b2, canon cnsx510b8, canon cnsx510b6, canon cnsx510b5, canon pssx510hs, canon cnsx510b9, canon cnsx510b4, canon cnsx510b3, canon cnsx510b7, canon w1yr, canon w30x
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Canon SX510 HS Review Sources

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