Canon SX510 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon PowerShot SX510 HS? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the SX510 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS below.
In any case, the SX510 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on August 22nd, 2013, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3436 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued and was succeeded by the Canon SX520 as a replacement in the same line of cameras.
Canon's user guide for the SX510
The camera's user guide is 168 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the SX510 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon SX510 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your SX510 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon SX510 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon SX510 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the SX510.
What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the SX510?
The camera has a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the SX510 with the DIGIC 4 image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the SX510?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the Canon SX510 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the SX510 use?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.
|Camera Model||Canon SX510|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.4-5.8|
|Launch Date||August 2013|
|Launch Price||USD 249|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||15.9 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 608 x 3 456 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.33 μm|
|Pixel Density||56.73 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/24p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 4|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||461k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Fixed screen|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/1600s|
|Continuous Shooting||3.8 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Battery Type||NB-6LH power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250 shots per charge|
104 x 70 x 80 mm
(4.1 x 2.8 x 3.1 in)
|Camera Weight||349 g (12.3 oz)|
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