Canon PowerShot A510

Announced Jan 20, 2005 •
3 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Evert S
 
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The Canon PS A510 spoiled me bigtime! I got used to very sharp and clear pictures which needed no postprocessing before I could proudly show them to anyone. Sure he's a little slow but it's time well spent. It used the best quality compression (takes a sec, yes) resulting in no visible artefacts in your picture (worth a sec!) unlike my new camera. I never noticed the greatness of my A510 until I recently bought a Fuji S6500FD. Great and fast cam and better handling, but it's quality really ...

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zc
 
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After more than 2 years I got this camera and finally can write an objective review. I looked for 4x zoom, manual controls and optical viewfinder and got excellent value for money. 3.2 Mpixel is enough for 30x20cm prints. Mpixels are realy not so important. Generally for this familly: Very ergonomical and easy to use. Use of two AA batteries is a big advantage. Recomended for amateurs looking for more than just point and shoot in auto mode. Problems: Position of tripod adapter away from the ...

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mRKEF
 
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My first digital camera. Good for beginning. Lot of modes P, S, A, M, scenic modes - it is good for low-end camera. But it is not so fast, much slower than DSLR and it is the main problem for dynamic photographing (cars, trains, animals, etc). Problems: Nothing ...

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This is an exelent choice for begginers in amateur photograpy, manual features let you make really good pictures. The 4x zoom and the macro works very well. All this pictures were taken with it, take a look; eternofluir.spaces.msn.com Problems: No problems, if there were some would be due to the need of more advance features, but is not the objetive of this cam. Is far enough from what i spect. hop you understand my english.

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I bought the A510 for my father and we're very happy with it. The A510 image quality came close to my Canon S60. It has nearly all the features found in my S60. The A510 even got a metal body for its price. I compared this A510 head to head with the S60 and I found the A510 was as good as the S60 except the slow flash cycle of the A510. The A510 is like my Nikon D50 but smaller. 3MP is exellent for 8x10 prints. It is perfect for family use because you do not need to print anything larger ...

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Maximosi
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E' un ottima fotocamera per chi è agli inizi e per chi non ha troppe pretese.Il flash ha un range troppo basso pero' c'è la possibilità di comprarne uno ausiliario che sopperisce a tale problema soprattutto in presenza di poca luce.

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I bought this camera in October 2005 and took it to India for a holiday in November. My first digital camera, bought in 2002, was a Fuji Finepix 2600Z which I loved, its only real drawback being poor flash. I hoped to be able to control the camera and get better photos in, for example, poor light. I have been very disappointed. Whilst it is OK for point and shoot, with images which are nearly as good as the Fuji, it is terribly slow to take a photo, unlike the Fuji. Hence you often miss ...

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MikeC73
 
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I had this camera for a year now and I took over 5,500 shots so far. The ability to run in full manual mode makes this camera a great learning tool. Overall, a very good camera. Problems: Can be sluggish at times. For example, the flash recharge time is very slow and can be frustrating, especially when trying to capture indoor kids shots.

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Newbie123
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It is Slow, This is what I did not like most from this camera. from shot to shot it need more than 5 seconds. It is not acceptable. but The new A610 and A620 solve this. I hope Canon start making more zoom on compact camera using ricoh way (double retracting lens)

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Much to my surprise, given Canon's good reputation and the most favorable review by dpreview, I had three A-510 cameras fail before giving up and buying an Olympus C-765. The flash failed on the first and the lens cover on the next two. My frustration was exacerbated by Canon web personnel refusing to give me the name of an executive to discuss my problmes with. Sometimes, it seems, doing too much research doesn't pay off. Upgrading to a more expensive camera has paid off however. Fred Catherwood

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