Canon PowerShot A510 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Canon PowerShot A510 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Optical Zoom: 4x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Megapixels: 3.2 MP
  • Digital Zoom: 3.2x
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Canon PowerShot A510 3.2 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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.

Product Review Summary

Based on 46 user reviews
93% recommend this product
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  • Simple Setup (1)
  • Good Value (1)
  • Lightweight (1)
  • Easy to Use (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
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  • geat for online pictures (1)
  • Beach (1)
  • Home (1)
  • Outdoors (1)
  • Everyday Use (1)
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Consumer Reviews


The PowerShot Needs Alot To Power It

bytamhiner Dec 2, 2009
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Simple Setup, Good Value, Lightweight
Cons Short Battery Life
Recommended it? Yes

We were looking for a simple, but adequate digital camera to use for the family. We did some research and every site we visited, gave great reviews on this camera. It has been true to it's reviews. We have used this camera inside and out and the pictures are great. The video feature isn't a long... Read full review »


Canon is the BEST Digital Camera Around

bytansy83 Apr 20, 2008
11 Helpfuls 12 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros great pictures, good detail, very easy to use
Cons bulky
Recommended it? Yes

I love my powershot A510. I actually got it after reading the reviews on epinions, and it fits every one of my needs. I bought it new from an online store and I've had it for over a year now and I use it for everything.

Mainly I like to use it to take pictures for ebay and for taking... Read full review »


Good beginner camera

bybagelpdx Jan 31, 2008
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to use, durable, good price
Cons Slow response time, smallish display
Recommended it? No

We purchased the Canon A510 to take on a trip to Europe three years ago. Our main goal was to get something easy to carry, easy to take good pictures with, and hard to damage. This Canon fits the bill.

Neither my husband or I are very technical photographers - we're the very definition of... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Beach/snow
White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Sepia • Neutral • Low Sharpening • Vivid • Black & White
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.3 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Additional Features Digital Noise Reduction • AF Lock • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • USB • Not Interchangeable Lenses • Orientation Detection • DPOF Support • Audio Recording • Histogram Display • Direct Print • Date/Time Stamp • AE/FE Lock • PictBridge Support • Auto Power Save • Built-In Speaker

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Max Video Resolution 640 x 480

File Format

Digital Video Format AVI


Battery Form Factor Standard form factor

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3 • Apple Mac OS X 10.0.1 or later • MS Windows 98 SE • MS Windows 98 • MS Windows ME • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP


Connector Types 1 x DC power input
Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in


Display Rotation Built-in
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color
Screen Size 1.8"
Display Type LCD


Depth 1.5 in.
Width 3.57 in.
Height 2.52 in.
Weight 6.35 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom

Memory / Storage

Floppy Drive Storage None
Supported Flash Memory SD Card • MultiMediaCard • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Built-in flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 100
Light Sensitivity Max 400
Exposure Modes Automatic • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 35 - 140mm
Macro Focus Range 5-45cm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.5"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 4x
Type Point & Shoot
Megapixels 3.2 MP
Digital Zoom 3.2x

Product Identifiers

Model A510
UPC 13803047875
Brand Canon

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