• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX510 HS advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $1000 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Canon SX510 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.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    204g vs 349g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    2074k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Olympus SP-610UZ

Canon SX510 HS
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More pixels
Panasonic CM1
Olympus SP-610UZ
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus SP-720UZ

Canon SX510 HS
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
Panasonic CM1
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX500

Canon SX510 HS
Canon SX500
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Panasonic CM1
Canon SX500
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX510 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
Panasonic CM1
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Canon SX510 HS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Panasonic CM1
Canon SX400 IS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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