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Canon Powershot SX510 HS
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$227.93 - $296.99
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Summary: A 12-megapixel camera from Canon with a 3-inch LCD, 30x optical zoom, and manual controls.
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Type: Superzoom digital cameras
About - Canon Powershot SX510 HS

The Powershot SX510 HS is a 12-megapixel camera with 30x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24mm-720mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (461,000 pixels).

Because of its long zoom lens, we consider this model a superzoom camera.

The Powershot SX510 HS stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG files at a top resolution of 4000 x 3000 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery. It also has manual controls and has manual focus.

The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Powershot SX510 HS measures 4.1 inches wide by 2.8 inches high by 3.1 inches deep, and weighs 13 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon Powershot SX510 HS
info Maximum aperture 3.4
info Shutter speed range 15 - 1/1600
info Optical zoom 30
info 35mm equivalent zoom ratio 24-720
info LCD size (in.) 3
info AA batteries No
info Viewfinder No
info Manual controls Yes
info Manual focus Yes
info Macro focus No
info Touch screen No
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User Reviews - Canon Powershot SX510 HS
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great performance
Fast/accurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Great Zoom
Best Uses
Wildlife photos
I used it for the first time on a trip to D.C. A lot of pictures were taken and I have to admit that I am not dissapointed. After reading the rating on here for this model, I was thinking back and trying to to see if I agree with the middle of the road rating but I don't want to lie, I think it should be closer to the top. For the price, it has proven great.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Great Zoom
Best Uses
Real Estate
I'm in real estate so my pictures really have to look good. love it and also takes amazing pictures on vacation!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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