Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS has a
3.2" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 461,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage, a 5-level brightness adjustment,
and Touch Panel technology. You can simply touch the screen to choose and track
an AF point, change camera settings, record and play videos, and much more. The Night Display feature automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the
brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject in dark
Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 12.8-million total pixels, and 12.1-million effective pixels. Together, the
12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4 processor make up the Canon HS
System, which delivers clear, blur-free shots indoors or in low light.
Optics: The ELPH 510 HS has a
zoom lens with a 5.0-60mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 28-336mm).
Zoom: In addition to the 12x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 48x. The focal length when using the optical zoom and digital zoom
together is approximately 28-1344mm.
Digital Teleconverter: The focal length of the lens can be
increased by an equivalent of 1.5x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Teleconverter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are
42-504mm when using the 1.5x digital teleconverter, and 56-672mm with the 2.0x teleconverter. The digital zoom and digital teleconverter cannot be used
The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD Memory
Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and SDXC Memory Cards (32GB
and higher). Still images are recorded in JPEG
format, and the
movies are recorded in MOV format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data:
(stereo). No memory card is included with the camera, nor is there any internal
memory in the camera.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The ELPH 510 HS can record still images in 4 different sizes (Large, Medium 1,
Medium 2, and Small) and 4 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1). For each
resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. You can choose from
the following resolutions:
||4000 x 3000
||4000 x 2248
||4000 x 2664
||2992 x 2992
||2816 x 2112
||2816 x 1584
||2816 x 1880
||2112 x 2112
||1600 x 1200
||1920 x 1080
||1600 x 1064
||1200 x 1200
||640 x 480
||640 x 360
||640 x 424
||480 x 480
Movies: Movies can be shot in High Definition at 1920 x 1080
(24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (30 fps). You can also shoot in Standard Definition at 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240
pixels, with a frame rate of 30 fps. Recording will automatically stop when either
the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 10
min for High Definition, and 1 hour for Standard Definition. SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended.
Image Stabilization: The ELPH 510 HS is equipped with
lens-shift type image stabilization. To correct the effects of camera shake, you
can choose from the following Image Stabilization settings:
- Continuous: Image Stabilization is always on. For movies, Dynamic
mode also reduces strong camera shake, as when walking.
- Shoot Only: Image Stabilization is only active at the moment of
Face Detection Technology: The camera's Face Detection
Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to
shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white
balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and
backgrounds are properly exposed.
AutoFocus Frame Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens)
automatic focusing with two focusing methods:
- Face AiAF: The camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance (auto).
- Fixed Frame: A single AF frame is
used for focusing on a specific point.
AF-Point Zoom: You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. In Face Detect mode, the face selected as the main subject will appear magnified in the monitor. In
Fixed Frame mode,
the contents of the AF frame will appear magnified.
Auto Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the
subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects
in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus
or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after
recomposing the shot.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Normal: 0.4" to infinity (W),
3.3' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (wide)
Shooting Modes: You can switch between the following
- Smart Auto: The camera will automatically select the
best settings for the scene, detect and focus on faces, and set the color
and brightness to optimal levels.
- Program: The camera sets both the aperture value and
shutter speed, and you can choose the settings for various functions to suit
your preferences. The focusing range in this mode is 2"-infinity (W), and
- Movie Digest: You can make a short movie of a day just by
taking still images. Each time you take a picture, the scene just before your
shot will be recorded as a movie. All the movies recorded that day will be saved
as a single file, and can be played back as one continuous movie clip.
- Super Slow Motion Movie: You can shoot fast moving subjects
and play them back in slow motion. Clips of up to 30 seconds can be recorded.
Thirty-second movie clips shot at 240 frames per second play back in
approximately 4 minutes, while 30-second clips shot at 120 fps play back in 2
minutes. The image size is fixed at 320 x 240 when shooting at 240 fps, and 640
x 480 when shooting at 120 fps.
- iFrame: Shoots movies that can be edited with iFrame-compatible
software or devices (for Macintosh only)
- Long Shutter: set the shutter speed to a range between 1 and 15
seconds to shoot long exposures (tripod needed)
- Hi-speed Burst: You can shoot continuously at a rate of
approximately 7.8 images per second with a fixed image size of 1984 x 1488.
- Other Modes: Other shooting modes include Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, Best Image Selection, Handheld NightScene, Low Light, Fish-Eye Lens, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow,
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Evaluative: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the
center of the LCD monitor or viewfinder
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the focus and exposure
separately to shoot. When the exposure is set, you can lock the setting, then
compose the scene and shoot. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash
Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure
for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent
H, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot ELPH 510 HS has a built-in
flash with a range of 1' to 10.2' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 5.6' in Telephoto.
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow
Synchro (illuminates subject in foreground while the slow shutter speed
brightens the background not reached by the flash), or Off
(flash doesn't fire). In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp
for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 or 3200. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
My Colors: You
can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add
the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already
recorded: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B/W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red,
and Custom Color.
Self-Timer: The ELPH 510 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow
the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using
a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Wink Self Timer: In addition to the standard and custom
self-timers, the ELPH 510 HS can be set to record an image of a person
approximately two seconds after detecting a wink.
Face Self-Timer: The Face Self-Timer automatically
detects an increase in the number of faces, and makes the appropriate
adjustments. When the Face Detection Self-Timer is set, the camera waits for
the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. The
camera will shoot, two seconds after the new face is detected.
Editing and Print Functions
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically
be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback
time for each image, and the transition effects when switching between images.
If desired, you can repeat the slide show automatically.
This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 48, or 130 images at once on the
LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played
in the index playback mode.
Magnifying Images: Using the zoom button, you can magnify a
photo up to 10x. Once zoomed in, you can use the "arrow" buttons to move around
the displayed area.
Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:
- Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the
- Detailed Information: screen include a histogram display as well
as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.
- Focus Check: magnifies the area of a recorded image
that was inside the AF frame so you can check the focus.
You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not
be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge,
faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the
overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a
portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can
choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a
new file, retaining the original image.
Resizing Images: You can save images a lower
recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a
Trimming: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and
save it as a new image file.
Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from
accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon
SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 510 HS is powered by
the supplied NB-9L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.5 Volts / 870 mAh).
A fully charged battery pack can provide power for up to approximately 170 shots,
30 minutes of movie shooting time,
or 4 hours of playback time. The NB-9L is charged in approximately 110 minutes
in the supplied CB-2LB battery charger.
Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a backup battery for
maintaining the date and time data for approximately 3 weeks. The backup battery
charges in approximately 4 hours while a charged main battery (NB-9L) is
inserted, or the camera is connected to an external AC adapter.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Auto Power Down During Shooting: The screen will turn
off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake"
the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on
the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons
are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
- Auto Power Down During Playback:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a slide show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
A/V Out / Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied USB cable. This
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to
your computer or printer. You can also connect the camera to a TV (via composite
video and stereo audio) using the supplied A/V cable in the same terminal. The
A/V output can be set to NTSC or PAL as needed.
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI output for connecting it to
an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the optional Canon HTC-100 (item #
280HTC100) is required. When the camera is connected to an HDMI-CEC-compatible
TV, you can control the camera's functions with the TV remote.
Included Software: The PowerShot
ELPH 510 HS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver.93.0 CD-ROM. It contains the following programs:
- Canon Utilities:
- ZoomBrowser EX 6.8 (Windows) / ImageBrowser 6.8 (Mac): manage images transferred to a
computer (view, edit, and print)
- CameraWindow DC 8.6: transfer images to and from camera, organize
images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
- PhotoStitch 3.1 (Windows) / 3.2 (Mac): use to merge still images to make
- User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.6)