Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera @DASHING THING REVIEW

05 Jul

Camera QuickLook
Review Date
User Level
Novice to Experienced
Product Uses
Family / Travel / Special Events
digital camera Design
Point-and-Shoot or Manual control
Picture Quality
Good, 3.2-megapixel CCD
Print Sizes
Sharp 8x10s
February, 2005
Suggested Retail Price
(At introduction)

NOTE: The 3-megapixel Canon PowerShot A510’s features and functions are nearly identical to those of the 4-megapixel PowerShot A520, which we reviewed at about the same time. The majority of this review is therefore almost identical to our . If you’ve already read the A520 review, you can save yourself some time by skipping down to the  section here. – The two cameras are quite similar, but there are a few subtle differences in image quality, mainly slightly higher resolution and slightly better skin tones on the part of the A520, and somewhat better image noise on the part of the A510. Read the  for the fine details.


The Canon PowerShot A510 is the latest in a long line of well-built digital cameras from Canon. Canon U.S.A. has long been a strong contender in the film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. The 3.2-megapixel Canon A510 updates this extensive line with a longer-ratio zoom lens, more compact form factor, and a few other unique features, increasing the camera’s already great flexibility.

Last year, Canon’s PowerShot A75 found itself in the Dave’s Pick category, offering excellent usability and great picture quality at a low price. This year, the Canon PowerShot A510 continues the series, adding a 4x zoom lens (vs the A75’s 3x design), but in most other respects simply carrying forward the features of the previous A75 model. The camera accommodates a wide range of users with its variable level of exposure control. Experienced shooters will appreciate the Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority modes, while novices will find the Auto, Program AE, and Scene modes useful. Keep reading to find out more!

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