Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Review

November 15, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

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#1 Roger John Driver

“it’s most likely that the SX510 HS isn’t in the Bridge section because of the lack of raw recording”

I thought that bridge cameras were defined by the inclusion of an evf - perhaps not?

9:11 am - Saturday, November 16, 2013

#2 mattgrayson

It’s not something to disregard. It didn’t spring to my mind when writing it, but it’s a worthwhile thought. It may be that there may be a number of features needed to class it as a bridge camera. :O)

2:26 pm - Monday, November 18, 2013

#3 Mad Hungarian

Canon is going Made in China. A sad day in photography.

1:17 pm - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

#4 Gare Bare

Can you comment briefly on the video quality and whether it shuts down during recording like the SX280 does? My SX280 still gives me problems, even with the new firmware, so I thought this might be a good replacement.  Thank you

4:54 pm - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

#5 Mac

Need beginners manual on SX510.  Have no knowledge of cameras -.  guide with came it with no good.  Shouldn’t know enof about cameras to buy this.  Isn’t there something all you tech data which Greek to me? 


10:30 pm - Saturday, December 7, 2013

#6 John English

Unless I’m mistaken there are no drivers available for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks only for older operating systems.

4:01 pm - Friday, December 13, 2013

#7 Lupe

Is it possible to hook up a remote to this camera?

2:12 am - Saturday, December 14, 2013

#8 John English

It may be possible to hook up your remote but there is absolutely no way to find out because Canon doesn’t reply to questions. They’re out there in China and they don’t give a damn.

Look on the bright side. You now know you don’t want to buy anything from a company like this.

5:05 am - Saturday, December 14, 2013

#9 Gustavo Vasquez

Between canon sx510hs and canon sx280hs Which camera has better image quality and take better pictures? which takes better pictures in low light or at night? Thanks you.

5:30 am - Friday, December 20, 2013

#10 Roguevalgal

Too bad Canon decided to “go green” and not provide the customer with the entire 168 page User’s guide, just the “start up” guide.  They decided to let the consumer print out the 168 page guide, instead of them. I called Staples to see if I brought it in on the flashdrive - if they could print out the guide, but it’s copyrighted so they said no.

6:12 pm - Wednesday, January 1, 2014

#11 smk

nikon coolpix L820 or canon powershot sx510 hs? openion please…need help

11:20 pm - Sunday, January 12, 2014

#12 Phoenix

Need to decide between Nikon Coolpix L820 and Canon SX510HS. Guys help me out here…..

10:20 am - Saturday, February 1, 2014

#13 convict

I am also confused between Nikon Coolpix L820 and Canon SX510HS. Any suggestions, which is better and why ?

5:19 pm - Sunday, February 23, 2014

#14 YocoYur

Canon is better, I have Nikon L820 and it doesn`t catch Canon in the case of the image quality.

Also Nikon have issue too take NiMh batteries, it is very demanding what he want and what no. I have new pack of 2700 mAh Ansmann and it won`t take it :(

11:04 pm - Thursday, March 13, 2014

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