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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.
The long focal length is handy for shy wildlife - or avoiding being attacked by geese.
Unprocessed shots can look a little flat, but that's to the benefit of those who want to process their images properly afterwards.
The Canon IXUS 510 HS's Macro mode is at work in this shot.
The Miniature mode produces a tilt-shift effect.
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.
The Miniature mode works very well when presented with an appropriate subject.
Some of the effects are fairly heavy-handed, but used sparingly can be effective. This is the camera's Toy Camera mode.
The heavy vignette effect here fades the background to black - a nice effect to have without employing the flash.
Again, a touch of exposure compensation (a third of a stop) has been used to get a balanced exposure.
Despite the small sensor, convincing depth-of-field effects can be had by zooming in.
The minimum focus distance of 1cm makes itself useful in Macro mode.
The over-saturated effect is useful for the sign in the foreground, but the bricks behind are too orange.
The camera has got white balance bang-on here.
A tricky exposure with a wide range of tones which the 510 HS has handled well.
Finding subjects appropriate for the camera's various styles is all part of the fun.
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Dave is a professional photographer whose work has appeared everywhere from National Geographic to the Guardian. Along the way he’s been commissioned to shoot zoo animals, luxury tech, the occasional car, countless headshots and the Northern Lights. As a videographer he’s filmed gorillas, talking heads, corporate events and the occasional penguin. He loves a good gadget but his favourite bit of kit (at the moment) is a Canon EOS T80 35mm film camera he picked up on eBay for £18.