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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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We've given the 520 HS a grade of B-.
This product is ranked
75th of 78 in 10-12 Megapixels Digital Cameras
27th of 27 in $100 - $150
58th of 59 in Canon Digital Cameras
36th of 37 in Travel Zoom Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

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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  • 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: Jan 09, 2012

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Reviews

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Canon digital cameras are well known for having high quality optics, as well as being dependable and simple to use. One of the largest manufacturers of digital cameras in the world today, Canon has attained a reputation for creating some of the best digital cameras and digital SLRs available on the market. Those wanting high quality cameras generally have at least a few cameras by Canon on their shortlist. Sure enough, Canon has won PC Magazine's Reader's Choice Award for Service and Reliability repeatedly and camera models are consistently given top marks in reviews.

While Canon is not known as a brand that's cheap, Canon digital cameras have achieved the best buy status. This means that the higher price tag is well deserved. Within the past few years, Canon begun producing several models that are more inexpensive, without sacrificing quality. The Canon PowerShot A1200 is one such example. The A1200 has a small optical viewfinder that makes it easier to shoot outdoors as well as AA batteries, unlike most other models that can be found at this low of a price.

The Powershot A series, the SD or ELPH series compact point-and-shoots, and the Rebel consumer dSLRs like the T4i are just a few examples of Canon digital cameras that have highly praised across the board. Most Canon camera customers and aficionados are attracted by the solid design, convenience and the high quality of picture provided by these digital cameras. The Canon enthusiast compacts found in the G and S series cameras are among the best Canon digital cameras available. These models have taken over the advanced digital camera market for quite some time, appealing to both amateurs and professionals who require something easily portable. For instance, the Canon PowerShot G15 has an LCD screen that swivels, and a 12 megapixel sensor. It's also great for low light photography due to its very fast lens.

GPS and WiFi are features that Canon has been adding to its mid and high-end models recently to keep their cameras specifications right on the cutting edge. Although this separates them more clearly from models on the lower end of the spectrum, this also means that these cameras are more expensive. When buying a Canon digital camera, experts recommend that you thoroughly read Canon digital camera reviews and ratings and consult other users in order to pick the right model.

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