3 thoughts on “Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer)

  1. Nematoda
    675 of 691 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A nifty little camera, December 25, 2013
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    Nematoda (Southern California) –

    This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
    I’m just a point-and-shoot guy, and all I wanted was a good point-and-shoot camera with a powerful zoom lens, and good picture quality for an admittedly undiscerning eye. I got all that and more with this camera. Since there are plenty of “expert” reviews, I’m not going to say anything about the ins-and-outs of the camera. So, for what it’s worth, here are my random comments.

    1. Besides the 30x optical zoom on the SX510, the other cool feature is the wifi capability. Setting up the wifi was not particularly intuitive, but I eventually got everything working. I read one review from a mac owner that the wifi would not transfer pictures wirelessly from the camera to the the Apple computer. That’s not true. All you need to do is download some Canon software (available here: […] Once you download and install the software, you need to connect your computer to the camera via your home wifi network. Again, this isn’t very intuitive, but it’s not too difficult either. After the connection is made, you’ll be able to transfer photos from the camera to your Apple computer via the “Image Sync” command.

    2. One reason I decided to get a new camera (I upgraded from an older Canon Powershot, the S3) was because my old camera took terrible pictures indoors and in low light. I read that the SX510 did much better. To my untrained eye, this certainly seems to be the case. I took a couple of indoor pictures that turned out very poorly on my S3; using the SX510, the same shots were significantly better. On close inspection, I could see some “noise,” but relatively speaking, the differences were huge.

    3. The SX510 is very compact and light. One big reason, of course, is that it uses a proprietary battery, rather than 4 AAs. A lot of people prefer AAs for obvious reasons, but as long as you are prepared, the proprietary battery should not be a problem. You can buy extra batteries online (on Amazon) for a very low price. Having extra batteries will help you avoid those sad situations of not having batteries when you need them.

    Well, that’s all I can think of for now.

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  2. Les
    420 of 448 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Camera, September 26, 2013
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    Les

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    This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
    I have the professional Canon 5D Mark 2 camera with all the lenses, flash filters and everything else, but I needed a small camera for riding my motorcycle to events. After researching I settled on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS, which I am glad I did. The first weekend I took over 300 photographs and I am extremely happy with this camera. I was really surprised at how small it is but it does take a nice 12 meg picture. For the price, I can’t imagine using anything else.
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  3. Olivia
    23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This helped me out a great def a great camera to record on I just …, June 3, 2016
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    Olivia

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    This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
    This helped me out a great def a great camera to record on I just started a youtube and I use this for my photos and videos and It looks great check it out if you wanna see if in action Youtube iiamkee21 Ill post a pic I took with this camera def a good starting out camera

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