Canon IXUS 1100 HS / IXY 50S / Canon ELPH 510 HS / Canon IXUS 1100 HS

Announced Aug 23, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3.2 screen | 28 – 336 mm (12×)
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Product description
Announced Aug 23, 2011

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.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 28–336 mm
Optical zoom 12×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 461,000
Min shutter speed 15 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
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 0.87)
GPS None

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Our review

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.

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