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Canon PowerShot A510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and zoom. The price and exposure also get good opinions. Many are negative about the size and performance, while there are some mixed reviews about the flash.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cliff Smith (

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

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Canon PowerShot A510


Excellent image quality.Program, Priority and Manual modes.Low sensitivity to noise.4X zoom.Excellent value.

No uncompressed format.LCD monitor can be hard to see outdoors.A bit slow to display the menu.

Jun, 2005

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Canon PowerShot A510


The Canon A510 is a very capable camera and at this price, a terrific bargain. Image quality is exceptionally good, with spot-on metering and good auto-focus. Shutter lag is non-existent and the start-up time of just a second is very good for the price. I

Jul, 2009

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Canon Powershot A510


Canon Powershot A510 Review. Shaped to resemble a digital SLR. Handy grip on the front makes it easier to hold the camera steady when taking a shot.

Very good feature set for the price

Limited movie recording times

Good solid digital camera. Very wide range of features for a three megapixel camera in this price range.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

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 ( - 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

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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

Expert review by : Mike Kobrin (

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 : Simon Joinson (

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 (

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

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