Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 10.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 12x zoom with 28mm wide-angle
  • 3-inch LCD screen
  • Full 1080p HD Video at 24fps in Stereo Sound
  • HDMI Output for HDTV viewing
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • Release Date: 2012-01-09
  • Final Grade: 81 B

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
10.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor; 12x zoom with 28mm wide-angle; 3-inch LCD screen; Full 1080p HD Video at 24fps in Stereo Sound; HDMI Output for HDTV viewing; Lithium-ion Battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The 520 HS sports an impressive 12x zoom in a very small package, yet we think they cut too many corners to get there. The 520 HS's 10 megapixel sensor is tiny, about the same size as the little chips put into cellphones. The zoom range is also slower than its predecessor and the battery is completely inadequate, lasting under 200 photos. Canon has already announced a replacement to the 520, the 530 with a touchscreen and normal 1/2.3" sensor, so jump on that or the 510 HS before this one.

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