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Canon PowerShot A510

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Overall 6

Canon PowerShot A510

PC Magazine
14 January 2007
  • Conclusion: There's plenty to like about this camera, especially the manual controls. Images are less noisy than with the A520, but the camera is fairly slow.
  • Pros: Excellent manual controls. Accepts conversion lenses. Good battery life.
  • Cons: Image quality could be better. Very slow recycle time. Analog controls aren't responsive enough.
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DP Review
19 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Everything we said about the PowerShot A520 applies equally to the A510; it would be hard to find a more suitable first digital camera for the novice digital photographer on a budget. No matter what the situation, the A510 turns out perfectly exposed and focused results shot after shot. And the fact that as well as idiot-proof 'point and shoot' modes and scene modes you get a full array of manual options means it's a camera that you can grow with as your skills develop.
  • Pros: Good resolution for a budget 3.2 megapixel camera, Bright, vivid - though natural - color, Good edge-to-edge sharpness, Useful new 35-140mm equiv. 4x zoom lens, Reliable focus and exposure, Lots of manual controls, Excellent build quality for a budget camera, Very little purple fringing, Excellent flash exposures and color, Good screen, Excellent battery life from 2x NiMH batteries, Zoom-linked flash, Usable manual focus, Playback histogram, Excellent value for money
  • Cons: Images need sharpening, Focus can be slow - especially at the long end of the zoom, Flash recycle way too slow, Minimum two-second shot-to-shot time, Slow start-up
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Canon PowerShot A510

Digital Photography Interface
11 August 2005
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot A510 and A520 have both full manual controls and are very affordable. Despite a new 4x optical zoom lens and the ability to take overall great photos, the A510 and A520 both still lack something. If you read about the release of all 2005 Canon cameras, you'll know but anyway, here it is: The new DIGIC II processor. The usage of the "old" DIGIC processor make image processing rather slow for cameras in 2005 and horrible movie mode.
  • Pros: New 4x zoom lens, Compact, Ergonomic grip, A full array of manual controls, Excellent battery life, Overall sharp photos, Conversion lens compatibility, Variety of scene modes, Very affordable price
  • Cons: Mediocre movie mode, High noise levels, So-so LCD performance, Slow for 2005 cameras
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Canon Powershot A510

Steve's Digicams
9 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot A510 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor 1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million) Lens 5.8 (W) - 23.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T) Digital Zoom Approx. 3.2x (Up to approx.
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Dc Resource
23 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Two of the hottest digital cameras of 2004 were the Canon PowerShot A75 and A85. Both were superior to the competition thanks to their picture quality, full manual controls, and expandability. For 2005 Canon has gone even further with their replacements, the A510 ($199) and A520 ($299).
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality, 4X optical zoom lens, Full manual controls, unusual for a camera in this price range, Compact body feels solid for the price, Support for optional conversion lenses, external flash, underwater case, Above average battery life, Plenty of scene modes, Nice software bundle
  • Cons: Poor low light focusing, despite having an AF-assist lamp (worse than old models), Redeye (worse than old models), Movie mode still needs some work, Noisy images at ISO 200 and above, LCD doesn't "gain up" very much in low light, Including rechargeable batteries would've been a nice touch
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Overall 9

Canon PowerShot A510 - Digital Camera

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: As Canon’s PowerShot production line relentlessly rolls on, Cliff Smith risks getting wet on more than one occasion to bring you his expert opinion of the budget priced A510.
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Overall 8
Value for money 5
Features 10
Ease of use 5
Performance 8
Picture quality 5

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Digital Camera Magazine
9 January 2006
  • Summary: The Canon A510 is a very capable camera and at this price, a terrific bargain. Image quality is exceptionally good, with spot-on metering and good auto-focus. Shutter lag is non-existent and the start-up time of just a second is very good for the price. In short, this is a nicely built piece of kit that works exceedingly well. This is a very good beginners camera, allowing new users to take great photos, and feel like a pro.
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Canon PowerShot A510 - odlehčená verze legendy v praxi

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Jako první máme možnost vám přinést recenzi horké novinky od Canonu. Úspěšný model A75 je nahrazen modelem A510, který si ze svého předchůdce bere to nejlepší. Tělo fotoaparátu však bylo znatelně zmenšeno, nový objektiv poskytuje až čtyřnásobný optický zoom, rozlišení snímků 3 MPix zůstává a navíc komunikuje i v českém jazyce. Jak dopadl A510 v redakčním testu?
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Recenze: Canon PowerShot A510

16 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Přístroj se svými rozměry řadí mezi opravdu kompaktní fotoaparáty, při nošení v kapse jeho přítomnost téměř nepostřehnete. Celé tělo přístroje je plastové, což samozřejmě přispívá k nižší hmotnosti. Ergonomie je vcelku dobrá, pravá část přístroje je širší a tvoří grip pro lepší uchopení, na zadní části těla je pak jemné zdrsnění pro palec pravé ruky.
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Expert Review

15 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Un potente zoom ottico 4x ti avvicina all'azione, mentre le 20 modalità di scatto, incredibilmente versatili, includono 8 modalità 'Special Scene' sempre pronte per ogni tuo esperimento. Le modalità comprendono anche impostazioni di scatto memorizzate da usare in condizioni di scatto particolari, nel caso che tu non voglia ricorrere al controllo manuale. È prevista perfino una modalità 'Underwater' da scegliere nel caso si scatti con la custodia impermeabile opzionale.
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