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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera - Black

Original price $344.50 - Original price $344.50
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$344.50 - $344.50
Current price $344.50
  • Capture beautiful 1080p full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button, zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • Large 3-inch color LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots enables easy viewing from a wide angle
  • 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4 image processor
  • Powerful 30x optical zoom and 24mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations


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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera - Black

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Super Zoom, Easy Sharing

Compact and comfortable to hold, the PowerShot SX510 HS camera creates images hard to match with a smartphone, with wireless sharing from virtuallyanywhere. Newly expanded built-in Wi-Fi offers quick and easy setup, and lets you post to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, send to email, plusshare with your tablet, smartphone, networked PC and wireless PictBridge certified printer. With the ultra-powerful 30x Optical Zoom, you can capture anathletes facial expressions from up in the bleachers, achieving crisp clarity with Canons Optical Image Stabilizer. The 24mm Wide-Angle lens capturesfamily groups and landscapes with ease. Experience low-light shooting like never before with the Canon HS SYSTEM: a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOSSensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor. And preserve memories youll want to relive in spectacular 1080p Full HD Video. Smart AUTO senses and chooses theperfect camera settings for 32 pre-defined scenes, making every shot (and video) a winner. Shooting is fun and spontaneous with High Speed AF, and ZoomFraming Assist makes it easy to keep subjects in sight at the long end of the zoom. The camera is equipped with Intelligent IS that diminishes blur causedby camera shake, and a big, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen makes it easy to shoot and review your stills and video.

Shooting Modes

PowerShot cameras offer shooting modes that make it easy to take perfect photos in a wide range of shooting situations by providing intelligent presetswith optimized settings.

Manual You have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Aperture-PriorityYou set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed.
Shutter-priorityYou select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon'snoise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Live View ControlEnables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
Smart AUTOThe camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to providepoint-and-shoot simplicity.
Movie DigestRecords a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video. Now easily playback andreview clips, and delete unwanted scenes.
PortraitThe camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject pop.
Face Self-timer The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.
High-Speed Burst Captures rapid action frame by frame, by shooting continuously at a high speed while the shutter button is held down.
Low Light For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Creative Filters This setting provides easy access to special filter effects and scene modes, such as Toy Camera Effect, Poster Effect, Monochrome andmore.
Discreet ModeDisables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting so you can capture images in quiet areas.
Movie Record video in stereo sound. Unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.
Super Slow Motion MovieRecord your clips in high speed (approx. 240 fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Special Scene Modes with Creative Filters

Special Scene Modes have fun and creative filters you can add to your photos without having to use a computer. You can make a quirky portrait using aFisheye Lens Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using atoy or pinhole camera. Make a scene appear like a small-scale model with Miniature Effect, when shooting from a high vantage point. Super Vivid enhancesan image for bright, intense colors while Poster Effect alters the contrast of an image for poster-like presentation.

ECO Mode

The PowerShot SX510 HS camera takes energy conservation to the next level with ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through monitor andcamera power management. ECO Mode can be activated for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleepwhen a button is pressed or with a touch of the LCD screen. With ECO Mode activated to conserve power, you can even stay connected for longer with thebuilt-in Wi-Fi feature on the PowerShot SX510 HS. With ECO Mode, you can be sure that your camera will keep up when fun with family and friends runs lateinto the night!

Item Includes

""PowerShot SX510 HS Digital Camera
""Battery Pack NB-6LH
""Battery Charger CB-2LY
""Lens Cap (with strap)
""Neck Strap NS-DC11


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 30x Optical, 4x Digital and 120x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

Total Pixels Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels


Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 129.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-720mm)

Optical Zoom

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4m) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.0 in. (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4m) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 0.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual FocusViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
Not available

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.8 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/1600 sec.
15-1/1600 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 80-3200

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**

* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF

** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Videos: 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

FlashWhite Balance Control
Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

  • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range
    1.6 ft. - 16 ft. (W), 1.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.0m (W), (50cm - 3.0m (T))

    Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

    Recycling Time
    10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

    Shooting Specifications

    Shooting Modes
    M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, Movie Digest, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3

  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

  • *1 Portrait, Face Self-timer, High-speed Burst, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks

    *2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect

    *3 Standard, Super Slow Motion Movie

    Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, CustomColor*

    *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

    Self Timer
    Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

    *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Wireless Control
    Not Available

    Continuous Shooting

    1. Normal: Approx. 3.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
      Normal: Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst mode)

    2. AF: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in P mode)

    3. LV: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (in P mode)

  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
  • Differs according to zoom position.
  • Image Storage

    Storage Media
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

    File Format
    Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Superfine / Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)

    Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    Still Images:

    1. 16:9 - Large: 4000 x 2248; Medium 1: 2816 x 1584; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
    2. 3:2 - Large: 4000 x 2664; Medium 1: 2816 x 1880; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424
    3. 4:3 - Large: 4000 x 3000; Medium 1: 2816 x 2112; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
    4. 1:1 - Large: 2992 x 2992; Medium 1: 2112 x 2112; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480


    Full HD 1920 x 1080: 24 fps*1

    HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps*2

    Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720*3: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

    Miniature Effect 640 x 480*3: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

    640 x 480: 30 fps*2

    *1 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

    *2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

    *3 Playback rate is 30 fps*2

    Number of Recordable Images

    Image data

    File Size (KB)8GB32GBFile Size (KB)8GB32GBFile Size (KB)8GB32GB
    Large (L1)SF390319968059462516816789520814976044
    Medium 1 (M1)SF202637781525124053189128742720285511526
    Medium 2 (M2)SF10956822275378998187330441002744230040
    Small (S)SF188350891416222213070312391924927291110150
    Medium* (M)FNANANANANANA5581292752176

    File Size (KB)8GB32GB
    Large (L1)SF388519968059
    Medium 1 (M1)SF2026377815251
    Medium 2 (M2)SF760982439653
    Small (S)SF18835089141622
    Medium* (M)FNANANA

    Note: SF=Superfine, F=Fine

    * When in Low Light or High-speed Burst.

    The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference andextrapolating accordingly.

    Time of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

    Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480
    6 fps*33 fps*31.5 fps*36 fps*33 fps*31.5 fps*3
    Movie Size (KB/sec.)57328614324512261
    8GB3 hrs. 35 min. 13 sec.6 hrs. 48 min. 56 sec.11 hrs. 21 min. 35 sec.7 hrs. 34 min. 23 sec.13 hrs. 37 min. 54 sec.22 hrs. 43 min. 11 sec.
    32GB14 hrs. 29 min. 22 sec.27 hrs. 31 min. 49 sec.45 hrs. 53 min. 03 sec.30 hrs. 35 min. 22 sec.55 hrs. 03 min. 40 sec.91 hrs. 46 min. 07 sec.

    Full HD 1920 x 1080HD: 1280 x 720640 x 480
    24 fps*130 fps*230 fps*2
    Movie Size (KB/sec.)435530531415
    8GB29 min. 37 sec.42 min. 09 sec.1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.
    32GB1 hrs. 59 min. 41 sec.2 hrs. 50 min. 17 sec.5 hrs. 59 min. 05 sec.

    *1 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

    *2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

    *3 Playback rate is 30 fps*2

    Playback Specifications

    Playback Modes File
    Stills & Videos:

    Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle,Group Playback, Slideshow (Interval, Repeat, Effect)

    Still Images:

    Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, OverexposureWarning


    Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

  • Displays playback position and shooting time
  • Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on acomputer.

    *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

    *2 Approximately 4 seconds

    *3 Slow motion available

    Erasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Select Image, Select Range, All Images

  • The image data in the memory cared stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
  • Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
  • Interfaces

    Video Out
    NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, autio and video), Mini-HDMI connector

    Audio Out
    Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

    USB, SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

    Power Source
    Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)

    Shooting Capacity
    Approx. 250 shots
    Approx. 330 shots in ECO Mode

    Playback Time
    Approx. 5 hours

    Physical Specifications

    Operating Temperature

    Operating Humidity

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16 in. / 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm

    12.3 oz. / 349g (CIPA standard)
    11.1 oz. / 316g (camera only)

    Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese,Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian,Vietnamese).