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Canon ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Not easy to use the menus
Does not have a good battery life
78 Reviews + 2 Awards
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this low megapixel camera was good. This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website CNET.co.uk and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 78% based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 58 owner reviews this low megapixel camera has an overall owner rating of 76 out of 100.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,684 owner and expert reviews (including 1,256 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Three customers agreed that the product did not have a good battery life. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Whenever I run this laptop on just battery, I get really bad screen tearing every 30 min or so for about couple of seconds” but despite that they still rated the product 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Never game on battery” in their review. And also said “Battery life is not great”.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two people who bought it said that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago website Newegg.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “You really only need to upgrade if you plan on doing Virtual Machines, heavy Video Editing, heavy Photo Editing, or something else that is really R”.

Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “The IXUS 510HS places a heavy emphasis on design”.

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Average Weight

The Canon ELPH 530 HS has a pretty typical weight (142 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon ELPH 530 HS supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the ELPH 530 HS in March 2012.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The ELPH 530 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

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The ELPH 530 HS supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon ELPH 530 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 digital cameras of this age and type the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has one of the largest display diagonals amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 1" and the largest is 3.5".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon ELPH 530 HS has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The ELPH 530 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms (12 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 50x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm. At 336 millimeters, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ELPH 530 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 530 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The ELPH 530 HS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 530 HS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 3648 X 2048 Pixels Image Resolution

The ELPH 530 HS has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2048 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The ELPH 530 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 digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this 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 and 2816 x 2112 and 3648 x 2423. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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10.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 10.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Camera

Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 530 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 530 HS features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The ELPH 530 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Custom Colour

The ELPH 530 HS has a custom colour, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The ELPH 530 HS features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The ELPH 530 HS features connection to PC, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The ELPH 530 HS supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The ELPH 530 HS has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The ELPH 530 HS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ELPH 530 HS is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The ELPH 530 HS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Quiet

Ten customers who purchased it reckoned that it was quiet. Website Newegg.com said “Quiet, low power, reasonably fast Xeon chip”. They also wrote “Although it comes with multiple fans, they are very quiet during normal operation” in their review. Var L. said in their review of this digital camera “The computer runs quietly and cool (except for gaming” .


Features

Good Features

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features. Website Newegg.com wrote “Good price for the amount of features and hardware packed into this box”. They also said “Very fast internet connection along with brilliant features” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint five years ago “There sure are plenty of features here to gawp at.” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.


Design

Not Easy to Use the Menus

Five people said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Three years ago website Newegg.com said “Menu buttons on the device are a bit challenging to figure out.”. They also wrote “The menu buttons on the right are a little to easy to hit accidentally” in their review. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The lack of buttons makes menu digging tiresome and the high price makes it quite exto” but despite that they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not easy to use. Website Newegg.com mentioned “Probably just me be my left thumb keeps resting on mouse control area and screwing with trying to use right hand” . They also said “So if you buy this laptop and are going to use your mouse a lot, exp” in their review. And also wrote “Since I use SD cards quite a lot for work, this came to be frustrating to use”.

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Good Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Website Newegg.com mentioned “The price seems good for such a clear and vibrant picture quality plus the fact this is a touchscreen”. They also wrote “Build quality is very good” in their review. And also mentioned “Very high quality monitor and gorgeous picture”.

Well Made

Fourteen customers thought it was well made. Three years ago website Newegg.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Inexpensive, basic box that you can build up for your needs”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “Features a 12x optical zoom lens, 10.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “A 3.2 inch touch screen and built in Wi-Fi” in their review.

Five people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Three years ago website Newegg.com gave the Canon ELPH 530 HS a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “It seems sturdy” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Sturdy enough that it does not feel like it will tip over” in their review. And also mentioned “Reliable keyboard, sturdy”.

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Good Looking

Twenty-four owners agreed that this digital camera was good looking. Website Newegg.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “The stand is pretty stout - it's adjustments are perhaps stiff (as others have noted) for a reason”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish ultra compact camera with a huge 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Five years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera”.

Six owners concluded that it was well designed. Website Newegg.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their Canon ELPH 530 HS review “The design”. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “However the overall design is less appealing”. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote “Its boxy design somehow magically hides a 12x optical zoom, which” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote “It retails for a smooth $349 and currently it's king of the ELPH mountain”. They also said “The Canon Powershot ELPH 530 HS (also known as the IXUS 510 HS outside of North America) is a brick-shaped, WiFi-enabled, touchscreen-equipped travel zoom, retailing for a smooth $349” in their review.

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Good Quality Lens

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Five years ago expert website Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Images produced by the camera have good colour and as well as giving a huge amount of zoom”.

Good for Video Recording

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Website Newegg.com scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said “8 The GTX 960m is maxed to 4GB of video ram, Sets the bar really high when aiming to play this generations games” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Is Dennis using his "server" to play video games” in their review. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon IXUS 510 HS offers a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen, built-in wi-fi and full 1080p HD movies” .

Able to Produce Good Images

Seven owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Website Newegg.com wrote “Screen image is amazing” in their review of the Canon ELPH 530 HS and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Probably one of sharpest images I've seen on any monitor” in their review. And also said “This laptop is quite powerful to do professional photography work”.

Five customers who bought it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago website Newegg.com said “Even compared to my other monitors with higher resolution 1920 1200” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. They also mentioned “Monitor resolution, brightness, looks” in their review. And also said “Resolution is amazing compared to the 10 year old 19" 1440 900 ViewSonic that this has replaced”.

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Good Screen

Twenty-eight customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Website Newegg.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “With a great screen”. They also mentioned “Touch screen for windows 8” in their review. And also wrote “The screen is really great”.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6160b001, canon 6163b001, canon 1080p
Barcodes 00013803146394, 00013803146400, 00138031464000, 00569908496549

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