At Adorama, we want you to be ready to shoot as soon as you get your new camera.That's why we've put together this kit. It includes basic accessories you probably can't shoot without-essentials such as a memory card, and a case. We also thought about; your wallet so we offer our kits at a special price that's less than what you'd pay if you had to come back later and buy these accessoriesseparately. For this reason we suggest you opt for the kit-and you're ready to start enjoying the camera!
We bought this to replace a 6 year old 5MP 12x Optical Zoom with a 4x Digital Zoom. This camera with its 12.1 MP quality really impresses. The ease of point and shoot with great quality that surpasses my expectations. I haven't used the video features yet but I expect those to dazzle.
VERY DIFFICULT TO USE TOUCH SCREEN-ERRATIC RESPONSE
Great combination of portability (pocket size) and optical zoom. You can't have the dslr with you at all times. This little gem is no problem.
This camera is a exciting add to my arsenal; easy to use right out of the box (after charging the battery of course), easy menu system and takes wonderful pictures.
So far I have enjoyed using the camera ,although I have not mastered it's use. It is light, portable and takes crisp,clear photos. It was a good buy. I use it to take pictures for reference when I paint in watercolor. I also like to take pictures when hiking and biking.
use it for traveling; documentation for work
I have purchased this camera twice. The first time I wanted a compact point and shoot to use when I didn't want to carry my dslr. I was able to take great pictures on vacation (well until the extremely short battery ran out and I did not have a backup yet). Then, I dropped it in the sand and got sand in the lens. I decided to buy a new one, and I have had a horrible time with it. At almost every setting, bright, regular, and low light settings, my pictures have come out completely overexposed. I have changed settings, got the pictures to turn out for a couple of shots only to have the next ones become overexposed. It has been completely frustrating. Planning to send it back and reconsider what to do next.
takes good video, average quality photos - but the control which zooms (which was why I purchased it) sticks and in spite of sending it in for repair to fix the problem, the problem continues. This makes the advantage of having a 300 mm zoom in such a tiny body often unusable until the photo moment is long past. Sad about that
This is my 4th Canon camera in 5 years. However, ever since introduction of the CMOS sensors in the Elph series, the quality of still shots has awfully declined. In a thorough side-by-side test of this 12MP camera and a 5MP camera from a very popular smartphone, the 510HS produced pictures with the same level of detail as the smartphone, which was very disappointing. In other words, it appears that my non CMOS 5 year old Canon SD800 is capable of taking more detailed shots at 7MP. That is why I have set the camera to shoot at half resolution and I am getting the same results. The battery life is also VERY VERY short with this camera. 20 minutes of continuous recording will run your battery completely dry. If you are taking pictures alone without flash, the battery will last you less than 3 hours. I have run out of battery at almost every event I have been to. Canon did a great job with the lens and the construction, as well as the software, but the image sensor and battery don't seem to hold up to the rest of the design. This is perhaps my last point-and-shoot from Canon.