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Canon ELPH 520 HS

A Venerable 10.1 Megapixel 12 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Yes Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon ELPH 520 HS Review

We have ranked the Canon ELPH 520 HS number 694 across all digital cameras.

Why Has it Scored This?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.

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Canon ELPH 520 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 33,705 owner and expert reviews (including 1,525 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The ELPH 520 HS supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also support video recording.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera is 1" and the largest is 6". The ELPH 520 HS has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar age digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 520 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released similar spec cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The ELPH 520 HS has a fairly typical optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 135 grams, the Canon ELPH 520 HS has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other latest low megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The ELPH 520 HS has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon ELPH 520 HS supports custom colours, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The ELPH 520 HS features smile detection. Most of the other latest cameras also feature smile detection.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The ELPH 520 HS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The ELPH 520 HS features histogram. Most of the other new similar spec cameras also feature histogram.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 520 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other recently released low megapixel digital cameras.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The ELPH 520 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 520 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 520 HS has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The ELPH 520 HS has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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. Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3072 (best).

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Supports 100, 200 and 7 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ELPH 520 HS is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released comparable spec cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the 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 common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This 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 worst video resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.1. With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the ELPH 520 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was January 2012 when Canon released the ELPH 520 HS.


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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6166b001, canon 6171b001, canon 6169b001, canon 6174b001
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