Canon PowerShot SX510HS 12.1MP Digital Camera vs Canon PowerShot S5IS 8.0MP Digital Camera comparison

Compare Canon PowerShot SX510HS 12.1MP Digital Camera
Compare Canon PowerShot S5IS 8.0MP Digital Camera
key specs
Camera TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels12.1 MP8 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
Display Size3 inch2.5 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionAA Alkaline Battery
ModelPowerShot SX510HS 12.1MP Digital CameraPowerShot S5IS 8.0MP Digital Camera
Model NamePowerShot SX510HSPowerShot S5IS
Model NumberSX510HSS5IS
TypeDigital CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels12.1 MP8 MP
Dimensions(WxHxD)104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2 mm117.0 x 80.0 x 77.7 mm
Weight349 GM450 GM
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
sensor features
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
Sensor Size1/2.3-inch1/2.5 inch
Maximum ISO3200 ISO1600 ISO
Sensor TechnologyCMOS-
lens features
Focal Length4.3 W - 129.0 T mm 35mm film equivalent 24-720mm6.0-72.0mm f/2.7-3.5 35mm film equivalent 36-432mm
Digital Zoom4x4x
Optical Zoom30x-
Aperture Rangef/3.4 W - f/5.8 Tf/2.7 W - f/3.5 T
Manual FocusYes-
focus features
Focus ModeTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus-
Focus RangeNormal 2.0 in. 5cm - infinity W, 4.6 ft. 1.4m - infinity T Auto/Manual 0.0 in. 0cm - infinity W, 4.6 ft. 1.4m - infinity T Macro AF 0.0 in. - 1.6 ft. 0-50cm WNormal 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity WIDE, 3.0 ft./90cm-infinity TELE Macro 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm W Super Macro 0-3.9 in./0-10cm W
Auto FocusYes-
Metering ModesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, SpotEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
White BalancingAuto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.Auto, Preset Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
exposure features
Exposure ModeManual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift AE LockProgram AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual AE Lock available
AE Lock/Exposure LockYesYes
Spot MeterYesYes
Exposure CompensationStill Images+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Manual ExposureYes-
Dynamic Range AdjustmentNo-
shutter features
Shutter Speed1-1/1600 sec. 15-1/1600 sec. in Tv and M modes15-1/3200 sec. settable in Tv and M
Continuous ShotsNormal Approx. 3.8 shots/sec. in P mode Normal Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. in High-speed Burst mode AF Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. in P mode LV Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. in P mode Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. Differs according to zoom position.Approx. 1.5 fps AF/LV approx. 0.9 fps
flash features
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off FE lock, Safety FE available
Flash Compensation2 stops in 1/3-stop increments2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Built-in Flash-Yes
image features
Image FormatExif. 2.3 JPEGStill Image Exif 2.2 JPEG
Aspect Ratio40900 PM-
Gross Pixel12.8 MP8.3 MP
Image StabilizerNo-
Still Image SizeLarge 4000 x 2248 Medium 1 2816 x 1584 Medium 2 1920 x 1080 Small 640 x 36032 - Large 4000 x 2664 Medium 1 2816 x 1880 Medium 2 1600 x 1064 Small 640 x 42443 - Large 4000 x 3000 Medium 1 2816 x 2112 Medium 2 1600 x 1200 Small 480 x 48011 - Large 2992 x 2992 Medium 1 2112 x 2112 Medium 2 1200 x 1200 Small 480 x 480Still Image 640 x 480 Small, 1,600 x 1,200 Medium 3, 2,048 x 1,536 Medium 2, 2,592 x 1,944 Medium 1, 3,264 x 2,448 Large, 3,264 x 1,832 Widescreen
display features
Display Size3 inch2.5 inch
Display ResolutionApprox. 461,000 dotsApprox. 207,000 pixels
LCD DisplayTFT Color LCDTFT Color LCD
LCD Display Image ResolutionApprox. 461000 dotsApprox 207000 pixels
connectivity features
storage and power features
Upgradable MemoryYes-
Card TypeSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory CardSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Battery TypeLithium ionAA Alkaline Battery
Power Supply-Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Batteries Included-Yes
Battery Life-Still Image approx. 170 shots AA-size Alkaline Battery approx. 450 shots AA-size NiMH Battery* Approx. 12 hours AA-size Alkaline Battery approx. 15 hours AA-size NiMH Battery** LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.
audio and video features
Audio FeaturesStereo dedicated connector female with unified type of digital, audio and videoAudio WAVE Stereo
Video ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080 24 fps*1 HD 1280 x 720 30 fps*2 Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720*3 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps Miniature Effect 640 x 480*3 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps 640 x 480 30 fps640 x 480 30 fps/30 fps LP, 320 x 240 60 fps/30 fps
Video QualityFull HD-
Video FormatMOV Image H.264AVI,Image Motion JPEG
Frame Rates in Video Modes30fps60fps
modes and functions features
HD SupportYes-
Shooting ModesM, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, Movie Digest, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3 Shooting movies is possible with the movie button *1 Portrait, Face Self-timer, High-speed Burst, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks *2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect *3 Standard, Super Slow Motion MovieAuto Creative P, Av, Tv, M, C Image Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap, Night Snapshot, Super Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
viewfinder features
View Finder-Yes
View Finder Type-0.33-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage-100%


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