Summary Canon ELPH 520 HS

Prices Price
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 7
Specifications Key specs
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 3.0"
Help f/3.4
Screen resolution
Help 461k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 24fps
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Also known as: Canon IXUS 500 HS

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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 87x54x19 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Thickness Thin Help
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent ultra compacts

Zoom Above average zoom Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Macro focus Great macro Help
1 cm
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
15 seconds


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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
190 shots
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.8 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January, 2012
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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent ultra compacts

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen type Screen type Help
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weight Heavy Help
155 g
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land


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Canon ELPH 520 HS
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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:05 PM, December 19, 2012)
Thanks for pointing that out, it must have been a typo. We will have that fixed up soon.
Hector Perez (1:50 AM, December 19, 2012)
The physical dimensions of the Canon ELPH 520 HS listed on this page are incorrect. This page lists them as 57x54x19 mm. The actual dimensions are 87x54x19. See this page:

Snapsort, please correct this!
Jon Drake (11:19 PM, February 03, 2012)
The Elph 529 HS looks like a very compact 12X zoom in a very small package..the specs look good on paper but we need to see users comments and those of Steve's Digicam as well as Jeff Kellers review prior to seriously considering to buy this little gem.