• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 336.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 85.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 510 HS advantages over Nikon DL24-85

  • More telephoto lens reach
    336 mm vs 85 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 350g
    Lighter weight

Nikon DL24-85 advantages over Canon 510 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1200 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.36 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 290 vs 170 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.8 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Slim and stylish camera body; Extremely versatile 12x lens; Gorgeous 3.2-inch screen; Good image quality overall.

  • Not everyone will like the touchscreen; Glossy camera body attracts smudges; Below-average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-HX5V

Canon 510 HS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon DL24-85
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon SD4500 IS

Canon 510 HS
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More dots on screen
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon DL24-85
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon S8100

Canon 510 HS
Nikon S8100
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon DL24-85
Nikon S8100
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Canon 510 HS
Ricoh CX5
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Thinner
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
Nikon DL24-85
Ricoh CX5
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon 530 HS

Canon 510 HS
Canon 530 HS
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon DL24-85
Canon 530 HS
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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