Canon IXUS 510 HS review

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The Canon IXUS 510 HS's ability to create well-saturated, stylised shots in-camera is useful as you can simply upload shots straight to the internet.

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The long focal length is handy for shy wildlife - or avoiding being attacked by geese.

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Unprocessed shots can look a little flat, but that's to the benefit of those who want to process their images properly afterwards.

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The Canon IXUS 510 HS's Macro mode is at work in this shot.

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The Miniature mode produces a tilt-shift effect.

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A longer focal length (we're zoomed all the way in here) has captured a fair amount of atmospheric haze, but that's hardly the camera's fault.

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The Miniature mode works very well when presented with an appropriate subject.

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Some of the effects are fairly heavy-handed, but used sparingly can be effective. This is the camera's Toy Camera mode.

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The heavy vignette effect here fades the background to black - a nice effect to have without employing the flash.

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Again, a touch of exposure compensation (a third of a stop) has been used to get a balanced exposure.

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Despite the small sensor, convincing depth-of-field effects can be had by zooming in.

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The minimum focus distance of 1cm makes itself useful in Macro mode.

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The over-saturated effect is useful for the sign in the foreground, but the bricks behind are too orange.

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The camera has got white balance bang-on here.

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A tricky exposure with a wide range of tones which the 510 HS has handled well.

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Finding subjects appropriate for the camera's various styles is all part of the fun.