Canon PowerShot SX510 12MP Bridge Camera - Black. £139.99 @ Argos
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Canon PowerShot SX510 12MP Bridge Camera - Black. £139.99 @ Argos

£139.99Argos Deals
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Found 27th Jul 2014
First deal, bought this camera yesterday after looking for some while, already had some fantastic pictures of it, great reviews online, special package offers if you want to buy flash cards or carry cases, Also Argos giving away £10 vouchers on all spends over £100 which you have a month to spend, never posted before so please be kind...

This attractive Canon Powershot SX510 12MP 30x Bridge Camera is a feature packed, readily portable device. Equipped with a 30x optical zoom, this Canon SX510 is primed for sharp, crisp imagery as well as steady films. With Wi-Fi for easy sharing and HDMI connectivity, there is plenty of fun to be had with the Canon SX510.

Model number: SX510

Product specification:

12 megapixels.
30x optical zoom.
4x digital zoom.
3in screen with LCD technology.
Focal length of 4.3-129mm.
Digital image stabilisation.
Up to 10.5 frames per second.
Shutter speed of 1 to 1/6000 sec.
CMOS sensor.
Lens information:

Lens type: zoom.
Minimum aperture: 3.4.
Maximum aperture: 5.8.
Features:

Wi-Fi.
Minimum ISO rating 100 and maximum ISO rating 3200.
Built-in flash.
1080p HD recording.
Video capture with sound.
PictBridge compatible.
Features intelligent scene mode feature.
Memory card compatibility:

SD, SDHC, SDXC and Compact Flash memory card formats.
General information:

Colour: black.
Includes strap.
Batteries required: 1 x Li-Ion (included).
Size H6.9, W10.4, D8cm.
Weight 349g.

26 Comments

Ok version, Hot for effort

Iso is on the low side, so don't expect good pictures in low loght. Not bad overall though.

Want one of these, but struggling to work out if this is the same as is advertised everywhere else as the Powershot SX510 HS?

I know Argos (and others) change model #'s to avoid price matches etc, but even on the Argos site in the pictures it clearly shows the HS model, perhaps OP can confirm what's on his camera?

Original Poster

Chris I can confirm that the model I bought is the powershot SX510 HS and I love it....

Dan

Usmaniac

Iso is on the low side, so don't expect good pictures in low loght. Not … Iso is on the low side, so don't expect good pictures in low loght. Not bad overall though.


maximum iso is basically irrelevant for low light photos
its the quality at a given iso thats important

Original Poster

brilly

maximum iso is basically irrelevant for low light photosits the quality … maximum iso is basically irrelevant for low light photosits the quality at a given iso thats important



So is that good or bad???

dannyringking

So is that good or bad???


it means just ignore whatever the max iso is on this camera as chances are the quality at maximum is terrible.
eg a camera may have max iso of 6400 but be rubbish over 400
another may be 3200 but usable up to 1600
max iso itself means nothing so dont take a 'low' figure as a negative (or a high as a positive)

Edited by: "brilly" 27th Jul 2014

brilly

it means just ignore whatever the max iso is on this camera as chances … it means just ignore whatever the max iso is on this camera as chances are the quality at maximum is terrible.eg a camera may have max iso of 6400 but be rubbish over 400another may be 3200 but usable up to 1600max iso itself means nothing so dont take a 'low' figure as a negative (or a high as a positive)

brilly

it means just ignore whatever the max iso is on this camera as chances … it means just ignore whatever the max iso is on this camera as chances are the quality at maximum is terrible.eg a camera may have max iso of 6400 but be rubbish over 400another may be 3200 but usable up to 1600max iso itself means nothing so dont take a 'low' figure as a negative (or a high as a positive)

Thank you, i'm new to cameras so I thought low iso is bad.

Original Poster

Anyone else get one of these???

Its just a shame that Canon gave up on including viewfinders in their compacts, as a screen not only uses more battery but can be impossible to see in some lighting conditions.

dannyringking

Anyone else get one of these???



I've just bought one for my holiday next week, charging the battery as I type

Does anyone found the viewfinder on this camera dreadful?

This or the Fuji on Tesco Direct?

FinePix S4900
Edited by: "sniperpenguin" 30th Jul 2014

sniperpenguin

This or the Fuji on Tesco Direct?FinePix S4900



Canon hands down

For me it was the CMOS sensor, rechargable battaries (Not a load of AAs), and the additional features (WiFi, face tracking, auto zoom)

SnowRider

Does anyone found the viewfinder on this camera dreadful?



In what way?

I've only taken 2 pictures so far one inside, one in direct sunlight, both times the screen was easily viewable

CircuitMonkey

In what way?I've only taken 2 pictures so far one inside, one in direct … In what way?I've only taken 2 pictures so far one inside, one in direct sunlight, both times the screen was easily viewable



****, I thought it has a viewfinder... I was looking at a canon not long ago and it had a dreadful electronic viewfinder and I was sure it was that one but look like this one has none? My bad...
I thought it was the canon SX50HS..
Sorry...
Edited by: "SnowRider" 30th Jul 2014

this or panasonic lumix TZ35?

scallygally

this or panasonic lumix TZ35?



They're completely different cameras.

If you want a bridge camera, I'd suggest paying extra for the FZ-200

Edited by: "Picard123" 30th Jul 2014

Hot from me but if you really want a great bridge include fujifilm HS50EXR or even the cheaper version HS30EXR top review every where

pothole50

Its just a shame that Canon gave up on including viewfinders in their … Its just a shame that Canon gave up on including viewfinders in their compacts, as a screen not only uses more battery but can be impossible to see in some lighting conditions.



I agree - abroad in bright sunshine the screen can be useless and as you say - it uses power all the time.

Moez

Hot from me but if you really want a great bridge include fujifilm … Hot from me but if you really want a great bridge include fujifilm HS50EXR or even the cheaper version HS30EXR top review every where



As far as photo quality is concerned though, neither the HS50 or the HS30 with their 1/2" sensors can quite match the quality of the Fuji X-S1 with it's 90% bigger 2/3" sensor. IMO it is still the best value for money long zoom bridge camera on the market especially now that it only costs a third of it's launch price on Amazon.
Edited by: "Robbo11" 31st Jul 2014

this seems a cracking camera and price FUJIFILM FinePix S9400W Bridge Camera

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

A lot cheaper than anywhere else - I am just hoping it comes down a bit more before I go on holiday late Sep.

Pretty good reviews for this Canon model - just ordered, and it comes with a 10 quid giftcard from Argos when ordered there

Just got this for my wifes xmas, i think what draws a lot of people to this camera is the very small size.

for anyone who bought this, was the box sealed? Got mine from Argos and it wasn't sealed
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