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Advantages of the Canon SX510 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Slightly smaller
104×70×80 mm vs 111×76×83 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX510 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Slightly lighter
349 g vs 430 g
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Around 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/1600s vs 1/1500s
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Around 10% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon L340

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Wide angle
Much better wide angle
4 mm vs 24 mm
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6x better wide angle
Battery life
Much longer battery life
960 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 4x more shots per battery charge
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L340's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$236.78 vs $289.00
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The best price we've seen is $52 cheaper (around 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              SX510 HS24 mm
              L3404 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX510 HS$289.00
              L340$236.78
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              SX510 HS1/1600s
              L3401/1500s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX510 HS3.1"
              L3403.3"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX510 HS461k dots
              L340460k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX510 HS3,200 ISO
              L3401,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              SX510 HS104×70×80 mm
              L340111×76×83 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              SX510 HS349 g
              L340430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              SX510 HS3.1"
              L3403.3"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              SX510 HS15s
              L3401s
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX510 HS30x
              L34028x

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