Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Feature packed and portable 30x zoom

A portable mini bridge camera with 30x zoom, the PowerShot SX510 HS comes fully equipped with HS System, Wi-Fi and Full HD movies for capturing and sharing every occasion with ease.

  • 30x optical zoom, 24mm wide lens in a mini body. 60x ZoomPlus
  • HS System with 12.1 Megapixel CMOS, and DIGIC 4 for great results in low light
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS for sharp photos and steady movies
  • Wi-Fi for easy sharing* and GPS tagging via mobile
  • Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound, movie button, optical zoom and HDMI
PowerShot SX510 HS
  • 30x ultrazoom with ultra-wide-angle 30x ultrazoom with ultra-wide-angle
  • Zoom to 60x with great quality Zoom to 60x with great quality
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 12.1 Megapixel CMOS 12.1 Megapixel CMOS
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • 7.5 cm (3.0 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Find your subject easily at full zoom Find your subject easily at full zoom
  • Share images wirelessly Share images wirelessly
  • Tag shots using smartphone GPS Tag shots using smartphone GPS
  • Automatic movie summary of your day Automatic movie summary of your day
  • Various effects for more creativity Various effects for more creativity
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV
  • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots
  • Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi Print from cameras via USB or Wi-Fi

Sample Images

PowerShot SX510 HS Product Tour

PowerShot Spring/Summer 2014 brochure

Features in depth

30x ultra-zoom. 24mm wide lens

Get closer and capture the full detail of distant subjects with a huge 30x optical zoom, or up to 60x with ZoomPlus. Fit more in the frame with 24mm ultra-wide-angle for great group shots and stunning landscapes. The huge zoom fits neatly into a mini bridge style body that’s so small it’s easy to carry, wherever you go.

HS System

HS System excels in low light allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4 processor and high-sensitivity 12.1 Megapixel CMOS image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

Intelligent IS

An optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS automatically combats camera shake to prevent blur giving sharp, detailed photos and videos at full zoom or when shooting handheld in low light.

Wi-Fi; GPS via mobile

Wi-Fi lets you connect easily with home wireless networks, compatible printers and PCs, plus portable devices like smartphones and tablets, for fast, online image sharing and backup. Use your smartphone’s GPS to tag images with shooting locations over Wi-Fi.

Full HD movies

Easily record Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound and optical zoom, with one touch of the Movie Record button. Enhanced Dynamic IS powerfully compensates for movement in movies for smooth results when shooting on the move.

7.5 cm (3.0") LCD

A large, high quality LCD screen with wide viewing angle allows for easy framing, effortless menu navigation and pleasurable reviewing and playback. Easy Hints & Tips help you understand your camera and improve your results.

Smart Auto

Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects optimal settings from 32 variables (21 in movies). All you have to do is point and shoot.

Zoom Framing Assist

Zoom Framing Assist helps keep track of distant subjects at high zoom in stills and movies. At the press of a button the camera quickly zooms out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back the moment the button is released. Auto mode can track a moving face and does all the zooming for you, so all you need to do is take care of the framing.

Creative Filters & Manual modes

Get creative and take your photography to the next level with Full Manual control of shutter speed and aperture. Capture beautiful close up detail using 0cm macro mode.

  • *Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts

What's in the box

  • Digital Camera PowerShot SX510 HS
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • Lens Cap
  • Battery Pack NB-6LH
  • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 4.3 – 129.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 720 mm)
Zoom Optical 30x
ZoomPlus 60x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 120x
Maximum f/number f/3.4 – f/5.8
Construction 13 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS plus Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 0 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Speed 1 – 1/1600 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/1600 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, Approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Fastest speed 1/1600 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 5.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 3.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Movie Digest, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (3.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Discreet, Movie
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Snow, Fireworks, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Super Slow Motion Movie
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 3.8 shots/sec
High-speed Burst (3MP): 10.5 shots/sec
with AF: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec.
with Live View: Approx. 1.0 shots/sec
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4000 x 3000, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4000 x 2248, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4000 x 2664, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 2992 x 2992, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Digest (L)
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only)¹

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 8/7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8
For Wireless LAN connection to a PC:
Windows 8/7 SP1
Mac OS X v10.6.8/10.7/10.8.2 or later

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other PhotoStitch, Map Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 250 shots
Eco mode approx. 330 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-970, DCC-950
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100, interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2 mm
Weight Approx. 349 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-6L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

NB-6LH

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera with higher capacity than the NB-6L for longer shooting times. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LYE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC40

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-950

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

DCC-970

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

Neck Strap NS-DC11

Carry your PowerShot comfortably and in style.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

HDMI Cable HTC-100

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

irista

Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before 

Zoom Framing Assist

Zoom Framing Assist lets you easily locate lost subjects while Auto mode automatically tracks people as they move.