As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A510 is also often compared to digicams and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A510's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A590 IS and the PowerShot A550) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare CX7330)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A510 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (compact (91×64×38 mm) vs super compact (98×59×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE E323

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the E323 (vs the A510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the E323 (vs the A510)

  • None found

common strengths of the E323 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the A510)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the A510)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the 100 HS and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung L73

Samsung L73
1 year newer
$135

Significant advantages of the L73 (vs the A510)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Compact (91×64×38 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L73 (vs the A510)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the L73 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A430

Canon PowerShot A430
1 year newer
$387

Significant advantages of the A430 (vs the A510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A430 (vs the A510)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the A430 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon A510 has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 8 MP), is older (january 2005 vs august 2006) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot A590 IS

Canon PowerShot A590 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A590 IS (vs the A510)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A590 IS (vs the A510)

  • None found

common strengths of the A590 IS and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 230 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot A550

Canon PowerShot A550
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A550 (vs the A510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A550 (vs the A510)

  • None found

common strengths of the A550 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 230 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Kodak EasyShare CX7330

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8 months older

Significant advantages of the CX7330 (vs the A510)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the CX7330 (vs the A510)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the CX7330 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 230 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot A630

Canon PowerShot A630
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A630 (vs the A510)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A630 (vs the A510)

  • None found

common strengths of the A630 and A510

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A510 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (91×64×38 mm) vs prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (230 g vs 528 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the A510)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the A510)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.5"
  • Heavier: 528 g vs 230 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and A510

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Compact (91×64×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 230 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"