Canon says that their newest camera, the PowerShot ELPH 510 HS, is the world’s thinnest with a 12x optical zoom and a 28mm wide angle lens. While we’ll over look the fact that this claim is dependent on two variables, we will applaud the 510′s robust feature set.
Under the hood is a 12.1 megapixel sensor. Not the highest in terms of resolution, but in most scenarios this will suffice. If you need anything more you should probably opt for something in the SLR category. Canon is still utilizing their DIGIC Image 4 processor, which we expect will get updated sometime next year, but what the vast differences are from one processor to the next is a bit beyond the requirements of this post. There is of course Canon’s image stabilization to reduce blur during those shaky, or should we say drunken moments. 32 scene modes (21 for video) assist with optimizing the picture to what we can only hope is the utmost quality, while their HS system reduces noise at high ISO speeds. But that’s not all the ELPH 510 HS has to offer. It can capture full HD video and up to 7.8 frames per second in Burst Mode. Lastly, the rear panel contains a 3.2-inch touchscreen that allows you to focus and capture a photo all in one simple touch.
The Canon Powershot ELPH 510 HS will release this October for $349.99. It will be available in red, black and silver.