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Canon IXUS 510 HS review

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

Our Verdict

For

  • Good looks
  • Excellent image quality
  • Wi-Fi a useful extra feature

Against

  • Pricey
  • Wi-Fi has limitations

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

JPEG images from the Canon IXUS 510 HS show that noise is handled well up to a sensitivity of ISO 800. Above this value noise starts to become more of an issue.

Dynamic range

Canon IXUS 510 HS review

This chart indicates that the Canon IXUS 510 HS compares well against the Nikon Coolpix S9300,Panasonic TZ30 and Canon IXUS 500 HS up to a sensitivity of ISO 800. Above this value, tonal graduation in both the shadows and highlights can be lost easily.

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