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Canon ELPH 520 HS
Canon ELPH 520 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras
Supports video recording
Poor product quality

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Reviews

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The ELPH 520 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Custom Colour

The ELPH 520 HS has a custom colour. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a custom colour.

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Features Histogram

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature histogram.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the ELPH 520 HS in April 2017.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The ELPH 520 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 520 HS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon ELPH 520 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The ELPH 520 HS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The ELPH 520 HS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera range from 2s to 12s, and the average flash recharging time is 6.8s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the ELPH 520 HS has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features smile detection, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Easy to Use

One person thought it was easy to use. Mel R. Scurbica wrote on Amazon “The camera is simple to use on automatic mode”.

Poor Product Quality

One owner said in their reviews that it was not good quality. Mel R. Scurbica mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “People who complain that image quality suffers in low light at high ISOs, I have news for you”.


Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the ELPH 520 HS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon ELPH 520 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 520 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s) 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, 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2048 and 3648 x 2432. Cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The ELPH 520 HS has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 4608 x 3456 pixels (best).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The ELPH 520 HS supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 520 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 520 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The ELPH 520 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon ELPH 520 HS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display diagonal of cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 2.6".

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Good Quality Pictures

Three customers who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago Mel R. Scurbica wrote on Amazon “If you are looking for a little point and shoot camera that takes great photos, is easy enough for just about anyone to use” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Mel R. Scurbica also wrote “If you are a professional photographer looking to make giant prints, you aren't using this Elph” in his review. Mel R. Scurbica also wrote “Now you own a tiny camera that takes great photos that Amazon sells for the same price brand new as Canon sells for a refurb” in his review.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Mel R. Scurbica said “Look for Image Quality and change the resolution from Fine to Super Fine” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The ELPH 520 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon ELPH 520 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Canon camera also 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). The best video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has a pretty average weight (135 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6166b001, canon 6171b001, canon 6169b001, canon 6174b001
Barcodes 00013803146714, 00013803146752, 00013803146769, 00013803146837, 00013803146844, 00138031467520, 00138031468374, 00138031468442, 00151903078891, 00151903078907, 00151903415924, 00163120770588, 00191120053882, 00660685048706
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