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First Look: Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS

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First Look: Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS

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The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS hits on design, features, and photo and video quality, but is slightly off target on shooting performance.

Hey there, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor with CNET and this is a look at the Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS. Now given it's size, you'd probably think it's just another ultra-compact camera with a 5X zoom. But the 510 actually has 12X zoom starting at a wide 28 mm and going to 336 mm, and that's with optical image stabilization. That's pretty incredible considering it's less than an inch thick and then and back, you have this nice 3.2-inch touchscreen that you use for controlling the camera, flipping through your photos and you can tap to focus and shoot if you want to. Plus it's customizable so for instance I like to have ISO and white balance handy when I shoot. So you just drag them over here to the side and they stay there. Shooting modes are all geared towards snapshots, so no real control over shutter speed or aperture, but you do get plenty of other things to pick from including some creative modes and full HD and slow motion video. Now photo and movie quality are both excellent for this class of camera. My only real complaints about the camera are with this exterior that collects fingerprints and is also very slippery. The battery life can be very short and then its shooting performance while not bad is a bit behind competing cameras. Still, if you need a slim good-looking pocket camera with a lot of zoom, definitely check this one out. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS.

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