Canon PowerShot SX510 HS comparison

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Black)
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Price $199 to $289 at 7 stores $399 at 7 stores $376 at 1 store $149 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 21, 2013 September 06, 2012 March 27, 2013 March 19, 2013 August 21, 2013
The Bottom Line A change in sensor brings the 30x zoom Canon PowerShot SX510 HS' photo and movie quality as well as its shooting performance up a notch. If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS.

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Type Info unavailable LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
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Dimensions (W x D x H) Info unavailable 4.8 in x 4.2 in x 3.4 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
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Lens System 30 x x
50 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/3.4-6.5
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Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
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Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
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Optical sensor type CMOS
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Digital zoom Info unavailable 4 x
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Weight Info unavailable 19.4 oz
7.4 oz
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Product Type Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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