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Canon ELPH 530 HS

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 10.1 megapixel 12 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 10.1MP 12x Yes Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon ELPH 530 HS Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Canon ELPH 530 HS number 645 across all digital cameras.
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173 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Good Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
44
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 173 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com and an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.co.uk. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is fairly priced and noise level.
The ELPH 530 HS has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
1" image sensor size
Quite low megapixel
Quite slow flash recharging time

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Canon ELPH 530 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writer at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would recommend this Canon digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and the expert at website CNET.co.uk gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was marvellous.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 78%.

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Average Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this Canon digital camera on average 76%.

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Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who bought the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon ELPH 530 HS was good value for money.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three people agreed that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Seven owners said in their reviews that the product was compact.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

12 owners considered that this digital camera was easy to use.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Five people said in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

13 people who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners reckoned that this digital camera was well made and two owners who reviewed it said that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Five customers who bought it wrote that it was good quality.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom and two people who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 142 grams, the ELPH 530 HS has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the ELPH 530 HS has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The ELPH 530 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the ELPH 530 HS has one of the larger display diagonals amongst cameras of this age.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 530 HS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Quite Slow Flash Recharging Time

At 10 seconds, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has a quite slow flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 0.0055s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon ELPH 530 HS is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The ELPH 530 HS supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The ELPH 530 HS features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The ELPH 530 HS supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ELPH 530 HS has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The ELPH 530 HS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 530 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The ELPH 530 HS features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

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

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the ELPH 530 HS has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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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 frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when this digital camera was released.


Canon ELPH 530 HS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon ELPH 530 HS review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,688 product attributes, 186,443 digital camera reviews and 2,737,000 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

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

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