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Canon ELPH 520 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera

10.1MP 12x CMOS Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon ELPH 520 HS supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the ELPH 520 HS has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 520 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon ELPH 520 HS is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 520 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the ELPH 520 HS is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The ELPH 520 HS has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (336 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the ELPH 520 HS is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The ELPH 520 HS has one of the more total megapixelss (16.8 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS is 16MP.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the ELPH 520 HS has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon ELPH 520 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Canon ELPH 520 HS has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video. The ELPH 520 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ELPH 520 HS does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ELPH 520 HS also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ELPH 520 HS are not 3D. The ELPH 520 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The ELPH 520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 520 HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The ELPH 520 HS is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The ELPH 520 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The ELPH 520 HS has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 87. At only 5.6, the Canon ELPH 520 HS has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ELPH 520 HS.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The ELPH 520 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the ELPH 520 HS.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon ELPH 520 HS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the ELPH 520 HS has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the ELPH 520 HS.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Canon camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 520 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 520 HS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the ELPH 520 HS has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

The ELPH 520 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most cameras of this age and type have a CCD sensor type.

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Average Weight

The ELPH 520 HS has a pretty average weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ELPH 520 HS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Custom Colour
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Power Supply Type

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6166b001, canon optical4, canon 6171b001, canon 6169b001, canon 6174b001, canon optical4x
Barcodes 00013803146714, 00013803146752, 00013803146769, 00013803146837, 00013803146844, 00138031467520, 00138031468374, 00138031468442, 00151903078907, 00191120053882
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