|Canon PowerShot A510 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver|
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|Packed with value superior to any other camera in its class, the PowerShot A510 is brimming with that "best buy" feel. 3.2 Megapixel resolution, Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor and a new, longer 4x optical zoom bring life-like detail and radiant color to all your images. This camera is exceptionally easy to use, with a new ergonomic grip and big 1.8 inch LCD screen.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||3.2 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5-45cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||35 - 140mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 3.5 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, SD Card, SD Memory Card|
|Floppy Drive Storage||None|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Real-image zoom|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.0.1 or later, Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||AVI|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, USB|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Beach/snow, Fireworks, Foliage, Hi-speed shutter, Indoor, Kids & pets, Landscape, Night scene, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Slow shutter, Stitch assist, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Tungsten (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.3 frames per second|
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.
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I just love this model of camera. It can be set to take simple pictures and it does a great job. Or, you can start using some of the many features and get even more out of the camera. Every function that I can imagine is contained somewhere in a menu or setting.
The reason that I bought this camera at first is because, of the 6 or so cameras in our house, none of them will take a clear close up shot of a saxophone for Ebay. This camera did that right off with two setting changes.
Then I started trying trick shots inside and out. The more I looked at the users guide, the simpler it all got. At first it looked like there were too many functions but,as you try them, they make sense. Somebody did their home work on this one. And, when you are done, the lense closes up and stores away.
You can even buy special lenses and external flashes. It even works well with rechargable batteries. None of the other cameras will do that, they eat batteries. And not the cheap ones.
I really like this model camera, so I bought a second one.
Keeping in mind that this camera was released in 2005 in a field that has seen incredible change and refinement it does well what it does.
This is an ideal introduction to photography for a youngster. It has a full auto mode and a full manual mode for exposure. Autofocus is mandatory.
Another good use case for this device is if you are going somewhere the environment might damage your camera. This will take decent shots and if it gets ruined you can always pick up another on eBay. Much better to replace this $15.00 - $60.00 device than your $200 - $1500 device.
» Takes SD card for memory, not some exotic memory scheme.
» Takes AA batteries, not some high dollar disposable proprietary battery.
» The camera is small and light but large enough to be easy to handle.
» Viewfinder and display available.
» 3.2 mp photos transfer very quickly to your computer.
» Nice optical zoom range.
» It takes good photos.
» It is limited in what size SD card it can handle. Ideal size appears to be 512 MB, which is getting harder to find in this 32GB SD card world.
» I have had examples where the lens cover failed to retract and had to be moved aside manually.
»Memory is DCF formatted so you have to load your photos to the computer via a USB cable rather than simply inserting the SD card into the reader.
» Fairly long time between shots, this is moreso true if using the flash which takes at least seven seconds to recharge after a shot.
Overall this is fun camera to use. It is simple when you need it to be simple and flexible when the scene calls for some adjustment. It has a decent optical zoom range and would make almost any nascent photographer happy.
i purchased this camera for a specific work condition,i.e. that it imprint a time /date stamp on the photo. I looked the camera up on the web and it stated it would do just that and it doesn't. upon receipt of this particular camera the time date setting needs to be reprogramed after every start.It fails to meet even the minimum standard I require.
accually the film cards are very hard to find takes a special card hopefully l will find one and a operators manual on how to make the proper setttings for better pictures
Nice camera for a 3.2 MP. Takes clear pictures and for the price it is an excellent first camera. Very light and easy to carry around.