order to make the camera smaller, Canon engineered the new Powers hot A510
model to accept SD media. Even with its small size, the camera sports a
large 1.8-inch LCD screen for easy preview and review. It also includes
Canon's exclusive DIGIC image processor for faster processing speed and
excellent image quality with crisp, vibrant colors.
The Powers hot A510 digital camera requires
only two AA batteries, while providing the same number of shots (300 with
LCD screen on) as previous models that used four batteries, thanks to
reductions in power consumption made possible by improvements in key
components and circuit design.
Like its A75 predecessor, the
A510 digital camera is equipped with a nine-point AiAF "smart" autofocus
system and 13 shooting modes. The standard shooting modes are Full Auto,
Program, Manual, Shutter-priority, and Aperture-priority with additional
modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow
Shutter, Special Scene, Stitch Assist, and Movie. The Special Scene mode,
which makes it easy for beginners to achieve optimum results in many
popular photo opportunities, has been enhanced with the addition of two
new settings called Night Snapshot and Kids and Pets. The Powers hot A510
digital camera is also capable of recording movies with sound for up to
three minutes per clip, making it perfect for capturing memories in
The new camera's grip is ergonomically
improved, and the control layout is even easier to use than before. Other
camera functions including self-timer and review have also been enhanced
for greater creative flexibility.
The DIGIC Difference
Image quality is enhanced and improved as a result of Canon's proprietary
DIGIC (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit) image processor. DIGIC combines
the roles of image processing and camera function control into one chip,
resulting in faster display and write times for each image and lower power
consumption, which extends battery life. Moreover, because DIGIC
technology was designed specifically for use in digital cameras it is also
capable of handling JPEG compression and expansion, memory card control,
LCD/video control and processing gain control (control of CCD signal
amplification), auto exposure, autofocus, auto white balance control, and
most other functions.
Located on the backside of the Powers hot A510 digital camera is the
Print/Share button. This button simplifies and accelerates direct printing
to compatible Canon and PictBridge-enabled printers and one-touch image
transfer to Windows XP, Me, 2000, and 98 computers for use with image
processing programs, uploading to the Internet, or as e-mail attachments.
When the camera is connected to a compatible printer or computer, the
Print/Share button illuminates to let the user know to press the
Print/Share button to begin the printing or downloading process.
In addition to its rich feature set, the PowerShot A510 digital camera is
compatible with a wide variety of optional accessories including
supplementary wide-angle (WC-DC52), telephoto (TC-DC52A) and close-up
lenses (52mm Close-up Lens 250D). These accessories enhance the new
camera's versatility and make it easier to use in specialized applications
such as real estate and insurance photography. A waterproof case WP-DC60
is also available and can be used at depths up to 130 feet. The
combination of the A510 digital camera with the WP-DC60 housing is great
for family vacations at the beach, while skiing, or simply to protect the
camera from the elements.
What's in the Box:
The Powers hot A510 digital camera kit includes Interface Cable IFC-400PCU,
AV Cable AVC-DC300, Wrist Strap WS-200, SD Multimedia Card MMC-16M and two
AA-size Alkaline batteries as well as Canon Digital Camera Solution Disc
Version 22, featuring the latest versions of Canon’s powerful software and
ArcSoft Photo Studio.
This compact and lightweight Canon Powers hot 3.2MP Digital Camera comes
fully equipped with big-time technological features. The A510 has a
3.2-megapixel resolution with a 4x optical zoom and 3.2x digital zoom.
Camera's 1.8" low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
(115,000 pixels) gives a big image preview and playback. Other features
include 9-point autofocus; built-in flash with auto and red-eye reduction
modes and continuous shooting: 2.3 shots per second.
It's half the size of the one that rolled off my trunk lid, March 9,
Reviewer: Ronald Hinton
This camera has a lot of great bells and whistles, even live video cam. It
is simple to use, I started snapping right away without even opening the
huge manual. It has few complications, great sound effects, cool automatic
zoom lens that pops out when camera is turned on. It's lightweight (when
compared to the 2000 model that I recently ran over with my car, just in
case the fall off the trunk lid didn't entirely smash it.) I suggest the
light-weight (yet thick) fabric case for good handling protection when not
being used. This camera is a keeper - until I manage to destroy it -
somehow. The cost makes the loss less painful while I get outstanding
digital photos in the meantime. What's not to like?!
Tough, March 1, 2006
I'm an Airborne Infantryman and I bring my camera with me on just about
every training exercise we do. That includes jumping out of airplanes and
running and diving into the dirt, and for all these things I've had my
canon in my cargo pocket the entire time and it 's still working. It may
be all scratched up, a crack that runs across the screen and I may have to
open the shutter on the lens manually when I turn it on. But it still
takes awesome pictures and it has NEVER giving me any trouble. This is one
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