Summary Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Specifications Key specs
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 3"
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 (87×54×19 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Weight Very light Help
155 g
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second


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The Canon ELPH 520 HS vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.8 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January 2012
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Battery life Very short battery life Help
190 shots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help


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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.