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Canon IXUS 1100 HS /Powershot ELPH 510 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and image quality. The design and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the shutter, and some have doubts about the focus and flash.

responsiveness, portability, design, image quality, performance

value for money, battery, features, flash, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 1100 HS /Powershot ELPH 510 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon ELPH 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS)


The Canon 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS in Europe) is a small, stylish point-and-shoot camera that's packed with technology. Core features include a 12x optical zoom lens with an effective focal range of 28mm-336mm, a backlit CMOS sensor with a maximum output...

The Canon ELPH 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS) is a slim, stylish compact with a lot to offer both in terms of features and image quality. Our only real concerns relate to chromatic aberrations, which can be a problem around high-contrast scene elements, and its...

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HSDigital Camera Review


Canon's PowerShot 510 HS is one of the company's newest travel zoom cameras and the most expensive ELPH-class model in their current lineup. The 510 HS improves on, and is most closely related to the PowerShot SD4500 IS, a fairly lousy camera in our...

What a disappointment. Here we’ve got a corner of the market that isn’t yet crowded to capacity, an area currently led by Casio which–and no offense to Casio here–is no Canon, and the arrival of a brand new, expensive contender with an exciting spec...

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Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS (Black)


The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS updates Canon's SD4500 IS, bumping up the resolution of its backside-illuminated CMOS sensor to 12 megapixels; changing from a narrow lens with a 10x zoom to a 28mm wide-angle lens with a 12x zoom; switching from a...

The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS is an attractive, easy-to-use snapshot camera with a nice wide, long lens, and plenty of shooting options, all in an ultracompact body.

The 510 HS's battery can be very short depending on the features you use and its shooting performance is a little behind that of competing models.

The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS hits on design, features, and photo and video quality, but is slightly off target on shooting performance.



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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS


One of Canon's newest digicams features a 12.1MP CMOS sensor, a potent wide-angle 12x zoom, and of course, high-def video capability. Yet its signature feature is a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD monitor and interface. Now we'll see if “cool” taps and swipes...

Good quality stills/videos ; Nicely implemented touchscreen UI ; Compact package, large 12x zoom

Definitely for static subjects ; Relatively slow AF response ; Sub-par battery life (get a spare)

The Canon PowerShot 510 HS is a solid 12MP camera with a very useful 12x zoom. Image quality is very good and the movies are more than satisfactory.

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS Review


The PowerShot ELPH 510 HS continues the Digital ELPH tradition of bringing you powerful features and ease of use in a stylish and compact metal shell. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Classic Digital ELPH look and feel ; Durable metal exterior ; Captures pleasing 12-megapixel photos in various shooting conditions ; Good shooting performance ; Loads of useful exposure options; both in still and video modes ; Records nice full 1080p...

Weak flash ; Stereo mics pick up slightest breeze and lots of background noise ; Poor Battery Life ; Smart Auto produces higher noise levels than Program mode ; Smart Auto captured warm images with flash indoors

The PowerShot ELPH 510 HS continues the Digital ELPH tradition of bringing you powerful features and ease of use in a stylish and compact metal shell. Read more in our

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Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS Review


The 12x12 (12x zoom & 12 megapixels) Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS delivers more than adequate resolution and an impressive zoom range in a truly pocketable compact point and shoot digital camera with a capacitive touchscreen that replaces all but the...

12x zoom ; Pocketable ; Relatively inexpensive ; Very good to excellent image quality

Below average battery life ; Imprecise touchscreen controls

Smartphones with ever better on-board cameras are ruthlessly encroaching on the point and shoot camera's territory, which goes a long way toward explaining why lots of digital cameras now come equipped with touchscreen LCD's and other smartphone...

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS


Almost the same size as the 310 HS, the 510 HS packs a large 12x zoom into a very small package. Reviewed very well, the 510 HS features a 12x optical zoom, 1080p HD video, and a 3.2-inch touchscreen. Be warned that the touchscreen held the camera back...

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS


The Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS offers nothing that can't be found elsewhere for less.

And now, we will make our final remarks on the rather unremarkable ELPH 510 HS.

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Canon IXUS 1100 HS - A Sturdy Snap Shooter


Looking for a premium point-and-shoot camera? The 12.1-megapixel Canon IXUS 1100HS with 12x optical zoom and wide-angle 28mm lens seems to fit the bill from our assessment. It even comes with a 3.2-inch touchscreen interface, but does it interfere with...

Sturdy and well-constructed bodyFast and accurate AF systemVivid and accurate color productionGood noise performance

Touchscreen takes time to get used toSlightly pricey but justifiable

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Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS


The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS is a 12-megapixel compact, easy-to-use digital camera that features a long, wide lens. It has a sleek design, a 3.2-inch touchscreen and plenty of shooting options. It only lacks in battery life and some image quality at...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:15
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card:No / Yes
SDXC Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card:No / Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon NB-9L
Battery Type:Canon NB-9L


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection / Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No