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Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Canon ELPH 520 HS

$279.88
Canon ELPH 520 HS
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A good spec but 6 year old compact camera
Compact 10.1MP 12x Yes Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS 10.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full HD Video Recording (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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Canon ELPH 520 HS Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Canon ELPH 520 HS number 715 across all digital cameras.
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Features
Good Features
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
An ultra-slim high performer
Incredibly thin design
12x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens
UA lens technology
Only 3648 x 2736 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

Canon ELPH 520 HS Video Reviews

Canon ELPH 520 HS In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the ELPH 520 HS is 3648 x 2736 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The ELPH 520 HS's sensor megapixels of only 10.1MP is in the lowest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon ELPH 520 HS of 12x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The ELPH 520 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon ELPH 520 HS of 3.4 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 520 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon ELPH 520 HS's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 76% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The ELPH 520 HS has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Light

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the ELPH 520 HS of only 135g is in the lightest 26% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The ELPH 520 HS's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the ELPH 520 HS of 28mm is longer than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 520 HS supports a maximum still image resolution of 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ELPH 520 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 70% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Custom Colours

The ELPH 520 HS supports custom colours. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

Cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the ELPH 520 HS of only 0.333" is in the smallest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Canon ELPH 520 HS features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The ELPH 520 HS features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon ELPH 520 HS's digital zoom of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The ELPH 520 HS supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 520 HS has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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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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