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Canon PowerShot A510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews of Canon PowerShot A510. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and zoom. The price and exposure are also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and performance. Comments are divided on the flash.

image quality, exposure, price, zoom, usability

performance, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot A510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot A510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 user reviews of Canon PowerShot A510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot A510 review

 

Canon PowerShot A510

Manual and automated exposure/focus controls; impressive image quality; zoom flash; versatile burst mode.

Not small; many common settings require trip to menus; long flash-recycle time.

Very good image quality for a 3.2-megapixel camera along with a full complement of manual and automated exposure controls make this a bargain purchase for the ambitious photographer.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

PCWorld.com - Canon PowerShot A520

 

The $300 Canon PowerShot A520 is an affordable point-and-shoot for the budding photography student. This camera is essentially a 4-megapixel ...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A510

 

Unless you're printing large images or shooting lots of action, this camera represents a good value.

Excellent manual controls. Accepts conversion lenses. Good battery life.

Image quality could be better. Very slow recycle time. Analog controls aren't responsive enough.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot A510 review by PC Magazine

 

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. ...

Apr, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot A510 Review

 

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...

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

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...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot A510 Camera

 

The Canon PowerShot A510 won't win any best-of-breed honors, but at $200 this compact camera with good features is an exceptional bargain, so much so that we awarded it a Best Buy in the May 2005 issue.

As you might expect of a camera in the $200-and-under price range, Canon provides few extras with the A510; the 16MB SD Card is just enough to get you started. Canon's bundled Digital Camera Solution is a cut above the software that comes with most...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot A510

 

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...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Featuring a 3.2-megapixel CCD, automatic, partial, or fully manual exposure control, and a wide range of preset shooting modes, the PowerShot A510 is another great member of Canon's A-series line of digital cameras. Built on the same long-tested design...

Mar, 2005

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot A510 - Digital Camera

 

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.

Despite its weather-altering abilities, the Canon PowerShot A510 is a great little camera, and about as good as you're going to get for under £120. It has all the features you could want, only skimping on image size and a smallish LCD screen. It would...

May, 2005

Expert review by : CNET Australia (cnet.com.au)

Canon PowerShot A510

 

A compact camera with low resolution but lots of features for creative photographers.

Manual and automated exposure/focus controls ; Impressive image quality ; Zoom flash ; Versatile burst mode

Not small ; Many common settings require trip to menus ; Long flash-recycle time

Flesh tones were more accurate and the colours quite saturated. However, flash exposures were still on the warm side, although the automatic white balance otherwise worked well. Noise levels were low at ISO 50 and acceptable at ISO 400.

Jul, 2005

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