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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera

16MP 42x CMOS Aug 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Capture everything from superbly detailed long-range close ups to great group shots and stunning landscapes with this compact bridge camera. It packs a huge 42x optical zoom in a small,... More
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Average Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Camera Labs the average expert rating of this Canon camera is 72 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is 83% based on 66 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Jack Percival wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “The zoom provided is useful and when combined with the steady shooting functions can get some really great close ups” but even so he only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Mrs. J. L. Wood wrote in November last year “For Macro and Zoom, this camera is good” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Mrs. J. L. Wood also mentioned “The special effects and zoom are great so”.

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers agreed that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Take a quick snap than to choose the correct lens for your SLR” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good autofocus. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eleven customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Alpacasso Queen wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review on Amazon “You need to really work to get a somewhat acceptable image, not a good one”. Two years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I was able to take some quite detailed pictures of the moon at maximum zoom, aided by the optical image stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also wrote “Video performance is excellent and this is where the image stabilization really works well”.

Several customers thought the product had a good picture resolution. D Deacon gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on Amazon “As you use the camera, you can explore these and find out best what suits your shooting style”. Jack Percival mentioned on Amazon “This makes it reasonably easy to get started while also giving flexibility to do more advanced shooting - though not changing the lens” yet he scored the product 60 out of 100. Jack Percival also mentioned “An annoyance for a camera of this size even if for just shooting in bright sunlight”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Jack Percival wrote on Amazon “On the shooting itself the 16MP combined with decent sized sensor and lens produces nice” however he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good ISO range.

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Good Product Quality

Eight people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Cameracass mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review “Stunning Image Quality”. Jack Percival said on Amazon “Overall the picture quality is good” in his Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review however he only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Reviewerforyou said “Has a really impressive build quality” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote two years ago “You have more control than with a simple point” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Cameracass rated the product as very good and mentioned “This camera is also simple to use for beginners”. Miss Madeleine Hair said in her review of this digital camera “Camera was the one that I wanted and I'm enjoying learning to use it properly”.

Several customers who reviewed it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs C Wildin wrote in her review of this digital camera “It seems quite heavy compared to my Nikon compact, tricky for me to hold still at full zoom”. In November Robert wrote on Amazon “Very nice to hold”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Two years ago D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “IQ is good at low ISO settings” in their review. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Flickering Ember wrote “I found it easy to set up, although the instruction manual was basic”.

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Nice Design

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Flickering Ember wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review “It's a pretty good camera for the price”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review “These cameras are DSLR style in shape and sometimes size.”. Techradar.com/au/ also wrote “It's good to see Canon updating the 510HS as it's been a while, however, arguably the company has played it pretty safe here”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Flickering Ember mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “It's sturdy and the ergonomic design provides an easy”. One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat.

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Good Size

A few Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners mentioned that this digital camera was compact. Ephotozine.com said “It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera”. Expert website Cameralabs.com said “The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a compact bridge style super-zoom with a 42x optically stabilized lens”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera “Expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Mrs. J. L. Wood wrote on Amazon “Yes lightweight and I do miss the eye-piece” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review. One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon bridge cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Video Capture

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers considered that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was good for video recording. Two years ago Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “A dedicated movie button that enables users to easily record 1080p Full HD videos”. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “No super slow motion video”.

Good Technical Features

Four people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. In November this year Robert wrote in his review on Amazon “The features are fabulous and after a little play, also easy to use”. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “DSLR-like control wheel are welcome features”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews two years ago “Some interesting features.”.

Good Support

Several people who reviewed it said that it had good technical guidance. D Deacon mentioned “It's a very short affair indeed; however there's a full manual available on Canon's site” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “You also get full manual control” in their review.

Robust

Some people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS concluded that it was well made. Two years ago D Deacon mentioned “Needed for zoomed images - mind a tripod is best for these or a wall or something solid when outside” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review and gave the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner who bought the product mentioned that it was reliable. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Fast, reliable performance” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review and scored this digital camera 75 out of 100.

One person who bought it said that it was strong and durable.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote “The LCD is screen is large and bright” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. In the same month Expertreviews.co.uk said “That means the camera must be held with outstretched arms at eye level for a clear view of the screen” but they rated the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 3 stars.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Jack Percival wrote on Amazon “Also missing is a viewfinder” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS yet he gave the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners thought it had a good battery life. Alpacasso Queen said in November last year “Very light Portable Battery charges quickly Small body Comes with strap” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored this digital camera 1 stars. D Deacon mentioned “It arrives in a typical Canon box all neatly wrapped with a battery, charger, strap” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review and scored it 80 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reckoned that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au gave it a rating of 75 out of 100 and wrote “Good noise reduction and focusing speed” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “There's also nothing particularly exciting, such as Wi-Fi”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX520 HS, the PowerShot SX520 HS supports Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 4x and the biggest is 65x. At 42 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX520 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (1,008 millimeter) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX520 HS. Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 100mm and 1,600mm.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than most bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 640 x 360, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The best still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX520 HS is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX520 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this type and age. 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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Fairly High Display Resolution

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly high display resolution (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. Across all the bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX520 HS the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The power source "USB" is also supported by this camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX520 HS do not support video recording. The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX520 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot SX520 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Only 210 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX520 HS is a camera that takes 210 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge.

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Only Auto Focus

This camera has an Autofocus focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 3,200, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The lowest maximum ISO speed of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX520 HS is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has a resolution and capture speed of 1280×720@30fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@30fps, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.4, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS the minimum apertures range from 2.5 to 19.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this bridge camera digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 441 grams, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 16MP cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm Finepix SL300[plb_2620180_price] (6.7x) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a better sensor type than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], or the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] both from Fujifilm.

If the sensor type of this Canon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price] (CCD), or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] (CCD) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
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 Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
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
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Interface
Dimension
Aperture Range
Accessories
Technical Details
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)

Expert Reviews

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With a 42x optical zoom lens, Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is greatly capable of bringing distance objects very close. Consider it if you want a camera to take on holidays, or simply if you just... Read more…

42x optical zoom lens
Simple operation and clean layout
Wide focal length range
Good noise reduction and focusing speed
Truckload of features
No electronic viewfinder
LCD screen lacks a hinge
Misses a few features from the previous version
Unimpressive Auto mode
Slight noise even in daylight shots
18 February 2015

There are a range of bridge cameras in the market today and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS feels like just another addition. However the performance of the camera is quite impressive, especially the... Read more…

28 November 2014

Canon SX520 HS would be a delight for those who are in search for a budget compact camera with maximum possible reach. You can buy cameras with better 50X or even 60X zoom but none of them would...

15 November 2014

Canon's new PowerShot SX520 HS makes it easy to shoot photographs and is indeed a great travel companion for novice photographers thanks to the hand-holding it offers in the form of features such...

1 October 2014

There's a lot to like about the SX520 HS. It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera and is a doddle to use. That said, if you fancy getting creative, the extensive manual options and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Hchase
Hchase would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Highly recommended for amateur photographers who like to take outdoor photos. This is the best point and shoot camera I've ever used for outdoor photos, the quality is excellent. The zoom is great... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by SonicMetalMan
SonicMetalMan would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

This camera is better than I expected due to the battery life alone. My son plays high school baseball and I have easily been able to take 600-700 shots per charge in burst mode. My only gripe is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Louisepays
Louisepays would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

We purchased to be able to use zoom and not be fuzzy and yet a fairly simple camera and this fits the bill...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by AllStr8Talk
AllStr8Talk would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

So far (I've only had the camera for two weeks) I am pleased with the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. The lack of a WIFI capability is not a major issue for me. I like the size and feel of the camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Mike
Mike would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Great camera. Has all the features and is very easy to operate and takes great pcitures...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803244281, 00138032442816, 00700686603679, 04549292016512, 08714574623368, 08714574625577

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PowerShot G7 vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot G7 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot G7 Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
$ 549.00 $323.66
Two Times Thinner
"Expert Reviews" Review is Significantly Better
Ephotozine Review is Significantly Better
PhotographyBlog.com Review is Significantly Better
Nine Times Smaller Optical Zoom
908mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length

PowerShot SX700 HS vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
$ 46.20 $323.66
Vastly Better Portablegear.nl Review
Vastly Better "Expert Reviews" Review
Significantly Thinner
User Reviews Are Better
Lower Still Image Resolution
A Lot Smaller Optical Zoom

Coolpix L330 vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Nikon Coolpix L330 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Nikon Coolpix L330 Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
$ 260.95 $323.66
Better Sensor Type
Four Supported Batteries
5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution
370 Shots Per Battery Charge
Significantly Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Speed
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