The Canon ELPH 510 HS (IXUS 1100 HS) - a super-slim compact superzoom in the ELPH/IXUS family. Despite its small size, it manages to fit a 28-336mm equivalent, image stabilized lens in front of its 12.1MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor. It also has a 460k dot 3.2" (8.8cm) touchscreen LCD on its reverse. Unlike most previous Canon ELPHs, it includes the ability to shoot in 16:9, 3:2 and 1:1 image ratios. Beyond that there are the usual Digic 4-powered creative effects such as Miniature and Toy Camera, the ability to shoot high-speed bursts, slow-motion movies and 1080p24 HD capture. The 510 HS is also compatible with a new optional external flash.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–336 mm|
|Min shutter speed||15 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz)|
|Dimensions||99 x 59 x 22 mm (3.9 x 2.32 x .87″)|
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 touch-screen interface, which isn't as responsive as we'd like.
Good for: Everyday point-and shoot photography
Not so good for: Wet weather or intense use, where the unresponsive touchscreen makes it awkward to explore the camera's full feature set.