Canon ELPH 510 HS
- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3.2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-336mm (F3.4-5.9) lens
- 206g - 99 x 59 x 22mm
- Released March 2012
- Other Name is IXUS 1100 HS
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- Size Comparison
Canon ELPH 510 HS summary
Canon ELPH 510 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally released on March of 2012. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is also known as "IXUS 1100 HS" in some regions.
The ELPH 510 HS places at #163 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #787 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your customized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Canon ELPH 510 HS history
The Canon ELPH 510 HS is part of a family of products. You can read the full range below.
ELPH 510 HS vs ELPH 330 HS24-240mm
ELPH 510 HS vs ELPH 530 HS28-336mm
ELPH 510 HS vs ELPH 500 HS24-105mm
Canon ELPH 510 HS Gallery
You can see the ELPH 510 HS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon ELPH 510 HS based on aspects that are normally considered important in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Sensor specifications
The size of the sensor in the Canon ELPH 510 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the ELPH 510 HS's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The ELPH 510 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 510 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 510 HS weighs 0.45 pounds (206 gr / 7.27 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 99mm x 59mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Canon ELPH 510 HS is less heavy when compared with other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The following is a photo of the Canon ELPH 510 HS besides a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show the button arrangement on the ELPH 510 HS.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Lens specifications
The ELPH 510 HS features a built-in lens providing a focal range of 28-336mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which is definitely not outstanding nevertheless it is likely to be invaluable in some cases.
At the widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.4 and that's quite slow and not the best in low light conditions and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You will also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy shots. On the tele end, 336mm is excellent zoom and comes at f5.9 which is very slow and you will need to apply slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 510 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy images and oftentimes change settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Video specifications
The max video resolution in the Canon ELPH 510 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in H.264 file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance in video quality and file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to downsample. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack which means you have got no control over your sound. It is perhaps best to look into an alternative camera if you need good sound in your videos.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Weather Sealing
Canon ELPH 510 HS does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 510 HS houses a 3.2 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to switch focus point and change settings using your finger.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specs regarding Canon ELPH 510 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be very helpful.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Shutter specifications
Canon ELPH 510 HS continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon ELPH 510 HS boasts only built-in flash with no external flash support.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Autofocusing specifications
Canon ELPH 510 HS boasts just Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & accurate when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.
Canon ELPH 510 HS has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Canon ELPH 510 HS does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing ability is useful in low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate depth of field control.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the strongest battery life:
ELPH 510 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
ELPH 510 HS vs B500600 nonoyes
ELPH 510 HS vs L840590 noyesno
ELPH 510 HS vs FZ200540 yesnono
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Canon ELPH 510 HS for various styles of photography
The following chart shows a summary of the Canon ELPH 510 HS for various styles of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon ELPH 510 HS gets a rating of 27 which is subpar, meaning that it is not suitable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the ability to use external lighting.
Canon ELPH 510 HS as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice points tally of 65, the Canon ELPH 510 HS is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon ELPH 510 HS as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography score of 32 indicates the Canon ELPH 510 HS is not suitable for photographing sports. A camera must have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 510 HS as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very crucial in getting a travel camera. All round, the Canon ELPH 510 HS gets a above average 66 for a travel camera which makes it a good fit to take on your trips.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Landscape photography details
For anyone planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will be image quality. The Canon ELPH 510 HS at it's subpar rating of 37 for a landscape camera is not suitable compared to it's rivals.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon ELPH 510 HS is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar rating of 35.
Canon ELPH 510 HS Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the ELPH 510 HS, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart down below gives you a bird's eye view of the ELPH 510 HS versus it's highest ranking competitors suggested earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.