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Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera

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Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both liked this Canon camera. CNET.co.uk gave this compact camera digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was outstanding and it received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 78%.

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 58 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon digital camera is 76 out of 100.

Good Size

A few customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review on expert review site What Digital Camera four years ago “The compact, which is available in matte black or Stormtrooper white, is so compact as to facilitate the use of microSD memory card”. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “Despite the downturn in compact camera sales, one area that still remains buoyant is the bridge”. Techradar.com also wrote “Canon's IXUS range of compact cameras is treading a tricky line”.

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS owner who purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS mentioned that it was tight. Cnet.co.uk wrote “The company's ultra-pocketable digital cameras have become decidedly less friendly towards tight jeans-wear”.

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Nice Design

A few people who bought it considered that it was good looking. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish ultra compact camera with a huge 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera” in their review and rated it 4 stars.

Several Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS owners reckoned that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS was a good design. Four years ago expert website Cnet.com.au said “Its boxy design somehow magically hides a 12x optical zoom, which” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “However the overall design is less appealing”.

A few customers concluded that this digital camera was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com said “It retails for a smooth $349 and currently it's king of the ELPH mountain”. Reviewed.com also said “The Canon Powershot ELPH 530 HS (also known as the IXUS 510 HS outside of North America) is a brick-shaped, WiFi-enabled, touchscreen-equipped travel zoom, retailing for a smooth $349”.

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS considered that it was retro. Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “The camera's internals are far from retro” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “As well as giving a huge amount of zoom” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS “Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice” .

One person wrote that it had a good autofocus. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The touchscreen is useful for hands-on autofocus”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS reviewers said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Four years ago Photographyblog.com said “The Canon IXUS 510 HS offers a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen, built-in wi-fi and full 1080p HD movies” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS review “The Canon IXUS 510 HS sets out to grab your attention with its built-in Wi-Fi, touchscreen and 12x optical zoom”.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact camera digital cameras produced by Canon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Canon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Robust

A few Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Features a 12x optical zoom lens, 10.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi”. Ephotozine.com also said “A 3.2 inch touch screen and built in Wi-Fi”.

Good Video Capture

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS reckoned that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert website T3.com mentioned “The Canon Ixus 510 HS sports a modest 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, along with a decent.” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2.8". With a screen size of 3.2 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has one of the larger screen sizes amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS supports Full HD video.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a fairly big optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. The smallest optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2x and the biggest is 50x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is 13mm, the longest is 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (336 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2736 x 2736, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880 and 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2423. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a quite many total megapixel count (16.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average total megapixel count of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 52,000MP.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s. The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (15 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Features One Auto Focus

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Thin

Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At only 19.8 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is fairly thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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Short

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is one of the shorter comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago (only 53.5 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The heights of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS range from 16mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Narrow

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS have widths of between 22mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 85.8 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is one of the narrowest similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not easy to use the menus. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned four years ago “The lack of buttons makes menu digging tiresome and the high price makes it quite exto” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

Inferior Technical Features

Several people thought the product did not have good features. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS “If it starts to offer too many features it'll end up treading on the toes of Canon's PowerShot range”. Techradar.com also said “Too few features, though”.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 10.1 megapixels) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS do support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

At only 24 frames per second, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a very low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The JPEG frame rates of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS range from 15fps to 240fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 32fps.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting mode "Movie" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 190 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is a camera that takes 190 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only 3648 X 2048 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a 3648 x 2048 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The best image resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 2, the smallest is 130, and the average maximum aperture is 6.6. At only 5.6, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a fairly long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a pretty standard weight (142 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 530 HS has a better sensor type than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Networking
Other Features
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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22 August 2013

Despite the downturn in compact camera sales, one area that still remains buoyant is the bridge and superzoom camera market. Last year's Canon PowerShot SX500 IS combined the two, making an ultra... Read more…

5 December 2012

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS certainly has its charms. Sporting Canon's classic "box-and-circle" design, this little rectangle camera looks and feels distinguished without being stodgy or... Read more…

20 September 2012

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15 August 2012

The IXUS brand never fails the consumer in terms of looks, build quality and image quality. The IXUS range are the cameras that are meant to look good. They may offer relatively little in terms of...

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A camera for the social-media generation, the IXUS 510 HS delivers Wi-Fi connectivity, a 12x optical zoom and a touchscreen to make users feel right at home...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6163b001aa, canon 1080, canon 1080p, canon 6163b001, canon 6160b001
Barcodes 00013803146394, 00013803146400, 00138031464000, 00569908496549
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