As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, ultra compacts and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX620 HS and the PowerShot G10) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A330 and the CyberShot DSC-H300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs professional size (123×92×108 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (august 2013 vs august 2012), is thinner (3.1" vs 4.3") and is slightly lighter (349 g vs 590 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/3), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and SX510 HS

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 349 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $289.00

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
1 year newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX520 HS and SX510 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Very light: 441 g vs 349 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
2 years older
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P500 and SX510 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 349 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
5 months newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Thicker: 4.8" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and SX510 HS

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 349 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $289.00

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
1 year older
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the SX500 IS and SX510 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Very light: 341 g vs 349 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.1"

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
2 years older
$582

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.7 vs f/3.4
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the SX30 IS and SX510 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 349 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 3.1"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (august 2013 vs september 2008) and is slightly less expensive ($289.00 vs $790.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2), has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
5 years older
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G10 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G15 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
6 years older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the G9 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $289.00

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $289.00

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs compact (106×59×33 mm)), has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 295 shots), is older (august 2013 vs january 2016) and is thicker (3.1" vs 1.3").

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
2 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $289.00

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX230 HS and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $289.00

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ZS15 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Thinner: 1.3" vs 3.1"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the ZS15 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS15 and SX510 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
similar age
$384

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the SX170 IS and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $383.95 vs $289.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
2 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots
  • Shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $149.00 vs $289.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
2 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 250 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $364.99 vs $289.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12.2 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 700 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
4 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 15.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the SX510 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the T1i and SX510 HS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $339.77 vs $289.00

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSLR-A330 and SX510 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the T3 and SX510 HS

  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $289.00

Olympus E-450

Olympus E-450
4 years older

Significant advantages of the E-450 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-450 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the E-450 and SX510 HS

  • Very small: Standard size (130×91×53 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 349 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (august 2013 vs august 2010), is much smaller (standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)) and is significantly lighter (349 g vs 755 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3.8 fps vs 5.3 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 755 g vs 349 g

common strengths of the 60D and SX510 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $554.94 vs $289.00
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 349 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 4x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), is much larger (standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), is thicker (3.1" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (349 g vs 133 g).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
3 years older
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the SX510 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and SX510 HS

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX510 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x vs 5x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is much larger (standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs super compact (97×57×20 mm)), is thicker (3.1" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (349 g vs 125 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
6 months older

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 349 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the A2500 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus FE-5000

Olympus FE-5000
4 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-5000 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×57×20 mm) vs Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.1"
  • Much lighter: 137 g vs 349 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-5000 (vs the SX510 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the FE-5000 and SX510 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens