Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 4
Problems within three hours
9 August 2014
Conclusion: I have had this camera long enough to charge the battery and try to set it up. I keep getting a lens error and the FAQ says I need to contact the company for repair. If this is a known problem why are they selling these cameras?
Summary: I have an iPhone 5s. I love the photos that I take with my phone. However I also wanted the ability to take cameras with an optical zoom. After reading all of the reviews I selected this camera expecting to get at least as high of quality as my 5S. No such luck. I took side by side photos without the zoom. The Canon photos were of amazingly poor quality compared to the 5S. I was actually shocked by the difference.
Summary: I was so anxious to receive this camera, only to be completely disappointed. I have a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, and I took pictures side by side and compared the two. The Canon PowerShot SX260 HS took much better photos. The SX 510 had too much noise. Even in the lower ISO setting. Maybe i didn't set it up right, i don't know. All i know is that my Canon PowerShot SX260 HS was alot better, and I've never had to do anything to it but just "Point and Shoot".
New camera in for repair to Canon after only two months
ShooFly Pie, Amazon
1 March 2014
Summary: I was so excited to buy this camera since I've always been a fan of Canon products. I am not a professional photographer but do use a camera weekly for various projects around the house and also on vacations. Everything worked fine until one day, two months into my ownership, the camera would no longer download pictures to my computer. I contacted Canon and they had me send it to them for repair.
Conclusion: I have tried 2 computers in the house and after severals hours I got the driver installed and got the camera to connect with a usb cable from an old canon camera. Wifi still has not connected. Feeling very frustrated right now with this product. You should not have to spend a lot of time trying to make connections it should be VERY SIMPLE.
Summary: I was expecting razor-sharp images of the Canon Powershot SX510 HS. I was disappointed; my cell phone takes clearer pictures. If you're not overly picky in this area; it's actually a neat camera. Lots of features, WiFi, rechargeable battery etc. But the bottom line: I was expecting amazing pictures and I did not get them. I tinkered with many settings, over and over. The camera did a decent job on some outdoor, zoomed in pix.