Summary Canon ELPH 520 HS

Prices Price
Camera only $178
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 10 Among similar cameras #n/a of 13
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 12x Screen size Help 3.0"
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

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

Zoom Above average zoom Help
12x
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Macro focus Great macro Help
1 cm
Thickness Thin Help
0.7"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
3.0"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Cons

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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
f/3.4
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
190 shots
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.8 fps
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
January, 2012
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Weight Heavy Help
155 g
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 24fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm

Appearance

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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