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PowerShot A510
Manufacturer: Canon
Model: PowerShot A510
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5” CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million)
Lens 5.8 (W) - 23.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm)
f/2.6 (W) - f/5.5 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 3.2x (Up to approx. 13x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.8”, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
AF System TTL autofocus
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance
(from the front of the lens)
Normal AF 45 cm (1.5 ft.) - infinity
Macro AF 5 - 45 cm (2.0 in. - 1.5 ft.) (W)/
30 - 45 cm (11.8 in. - 1.5 ft.) (T)
Manual focus 5 cm (2.0 in.) - infinity (W)/
30 cm (11.8 in.) - infinity (T)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15 - 1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting modes.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center)
Exposure Control System Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure control
Exposure Compensation ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction is available.
Flash Range
Normal 45cm - 3.5m (1.5ft. - 11.5ft.) (W)
45cm - 2.2m (1.5ft. - 7.2ft.) (T)
Macro 30 - 45cm (11.8in. - 1.5ft.) (W/T)
(ISO speed set to Auto)
Shooting Modes
Creative zone Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual
Image zone Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets and Night Snapshot), Stitch assist and Movie
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.3 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./2-sec. delay. Can be set using the custom settings.
PC-controlled Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media SD memory card / Multi Media Card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format
Still images Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Movies AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
Still images Large 2048x1536 pixels
Medium 1 1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium 2 1024 x 768 pixels
Small 640 x 480 pixels
Movies 640 x 480 pixels, 10 frames/sec. (Approx. 30 sec.)
320 x 240 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (Approx. 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (Approx. 3 min.)
The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Auto play, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) or Movie.
Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods:
  1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
  2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-200 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 ºC (32 - 104 ºF)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
(w x h x d)
90.7 x 64.0 x 38.4 mm (3.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.)
(excluding protrusions)
(camera body only)
Approx. 180g (6.3oz.)


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