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PowerShot SX510 HS

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PowerShot SX510 HS
Item Code: 8409B001
Estimated Retail Price: $249.99

Specifications

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

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

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

Optical Zoom
30x

Digital Zoom
4.0x

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 Focus

Back to TopViewfinders

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%

Back to TopAperture 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)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
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)

Back to TopWhite Balance

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

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

Back to TopFlash

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

    Back to TopShooting 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, Custom Color*

    *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.
  • Back to TopImage 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
    Videos:
    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

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

      16:9 3:2 4:3
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
    Large (L1) SF 3903 1996 8059 4625 1681 6789 5208 1497 6044
    F 2311 3318 13396 2738 2822 11394 3084 2505 10115
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2026 3778 15251 2405 3189 12874 2720 2855 11526
    F 1210 6297 25418 1436 5339 21550 1620 4723 19064
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 1095 6822 27537 899 8187 33044 1002 7442 30040
    F 604 12280 49567 496 14448 58314 558 12927 52176
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622 221 30703 123919 249 27291 110150
    F 113 49125 198271 133 40937 165225 150 40937 165225
    Medium* (M) F NA NA NA NA NA NA 558 12927 52176

      1:1
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
    Large (L1) SF 3885 1996 8059
    F 2301 3364 13579
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2026 3778 15251
    F 1210 6297 25418
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 760 9824 39653
    F 420 16374 66090
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622
    F 113 49125 198271
    Medium* (M) F NA NA NA
    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 and extrapolating accordingly.

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

      Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    6 fps*3 3 fps*3 1.5 fps*3 6 fps*3 3 fps*3 1.5 fps*3
    Movie Size (KB/sec.) 573 286 143 245 122 61
    8GB 3 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.
    32GB 14 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.

      Other
    Full HD 1920 x 1080 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    24 fps*1 30 fps*2 30 fps*2
    Movie Size (KB/sec.) 4355 3053 1415
    8GB 29 min. 37 sec. 42 min. 09 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.
    32GB 1 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

    Back to TopPlayback 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, Overexposure Warning

    Videos:

    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 a computer.

    *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

    *2 Approximately 4 seconds

    *3 Slow motion available

    Back to TopErasing 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.
  • Back to TopInterfaces

    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)

    Other
    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

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature
    32-104°F/0-40°C

    Operating Humidity
    10-90%

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

    Weight
    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).

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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