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Canon IXUS 510 HS review

Canon's 10.1MP, Wi-Fi-enabled attempt to wrestle with camera phones

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon IXUS 510 HS, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon IXUS 510 HS is capable of resolving up to around 16 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon IXUS 510 HS

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 100, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 200, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 400, score: 14 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 800, score: 14 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 1600, score: 12 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

ISO 3200, score: n/a (Click here for the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution10.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyIXUS
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Self-timer, Orientation Sensor, Wink Detection
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)163 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNB-9L
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD Card, microSDHC Card, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC)
Height53.5 mm
Width85.8 mm
Depth19.8 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length4 mm to 48 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model510 HS
Product NameIXUS 510 HS Compact Camera
Product LineIXUS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6161B008AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

An amazingly chic, tiny 12x optical zoom camera with Wi-Fi for easy sharing, effortless touch screen control and HS System for incredible photos and Full HD movies even in low light.

Battery Life190 Shot
Package Contents
  • IXUS 510 HS Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year