Summary Canon ELPH 520 HS

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$210
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
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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Pros

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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Screen size Above average sized screen Help
3"
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light
Weight Light Help
155 g
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact (87×54×19 mm)
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Thickness Thin Help
0.7"
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second

Cons

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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
190 shots
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.8 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
January 2012
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Discussion

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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:


http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_elph_520_hs_red#Specifications


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.

Jon