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Canon ELPH 530 HS
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Canon ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
10.1MP 12x CMOS Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Surpass Every Expectation.For twelve years ELPH cameras have been coveted icons of design and innovation. Informed by that legacy yet stepping solidly into the future comes the PowerShot ELPH 530... More
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Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this Canon camera. The editor of CNET.co.uk said that this compact camera digital camera was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the reviewer at PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 78%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 58 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 76%.

Good Size

A number of customers who purchased it wrote that it was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review on expert review site What Digital Camera five years ago “The compact, which is available in matte black or Stormtrooper white, is so compact as to facilitate the use of microSD memory card”. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “The Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish ultra compact camera with a huge 12x optical zoom lens, image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The new Canon IXUS 510 HS is a stylish and well-appointed compact camera”.

One Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewer mentioned that it was tight. Expert website Cnet.co.uk scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The company's ultra-pocketable digital cameras have become decidedly less friendly towards tight jeans-wear”.

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Nice Design

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Some Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was a good design. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “Its boxy design somehow magically hides a 12x optical zoom, which” in their Canon ELPH 530 HS review and rated it 4 stars. Five years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera “However the overall design is less appealing”.

A few Canon ELPH 530 HS owners wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It retails for a smooth $349 and currently it's king of the ELPH mountain” . Reviewed.com also mentioned “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”.

One person reckoned that the Canon ELPH 530 HS was retro. Expert review site Cnet.com.au wrote in their review “The camera's internals are far from retro” and scored it 4 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

A few Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 70 out of 100 and said on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “As well as giving a huge amount of zoom” in their review of the Canon ELPH 530 HS. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “Vivid colours, fine detail and a good zoom make this camera a great choice” in their review of the Canon ELPH 530 HS.

One Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewer who purchased the Canon ELPH 530 HS reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review “The touchscreen is useful for hands-on autofocus”.

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Good Connectivity

Several Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewers who bought it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Five years ago expert website Ephotozine.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said “Features a 12x optical zoom lens, 10.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 3.2 inch touch-screen and built in Wi-Fi”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “A 3.2 inch touch screen and built in Wi-Fi”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “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”.

Good Brand

On average Canon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all cameras produced by Canon.

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Robust

Some people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was well made.

Good Video Capture

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

One Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewer concluded that it had a good image sensor. T3.com wrote “The Canon Ixus 510 HS sports a modest 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, along with a decent.” in their Canon ELPH 530 HS review.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.2 inches, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon ELPH 530 HS supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The ELPH 530 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Canon ELPH 530 HS has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS, the ELPH 530 HS has a built-in flash.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the ELPH 530 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 336 millimeters, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS. Similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The ELPH 530 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ELPH 530 HS is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. The ELPH 530 HS has one of the more total megapixelss (16.8 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ELPH 530 HS. The average display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ELPH 530 HS is 450,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The ELPH 530 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 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 digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels 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). The video resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to the ELPH 530 HS ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Single Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon ELPH 530 HS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ELPH 530 HS is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Canon ELPH 530 HS reviewer said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Five years ago expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The lack of buttons makes menu digging tiresome and the high price makes it quite exto” but even so they still gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Inferior Technical Features

Several people who purchased it said that it did not have good features. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “If it starts to offer too many features it'll end up treading on the toes of Canon's PowerShot range” in their review but despite that they rated it 4 stars. Techradar.com also mentioned “Too few features, though”.

Quite Low Megapixel

The ELPH 530 HS has a fairly low megapixel (only 10.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest megapixel of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The ELPH 530 HS does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ELPH 530 HS also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D. The Canon ELPH 530 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS, the Canon ELPH 530 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the ELPH 530 HS are not waterproof. The Canon ELPH 530 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the ELPH 530 HS have motion JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 33fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the ELPH 530 HS has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The ELPH 530 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon ELPH 530 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS. The shooting modes "Movie" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The ELPH 530 HS is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only 3648 X 2048 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The ELPH 530 HS has a higher image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera has a 3648 x 2048 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the ELPH 530 HS has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon ELPH 530 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the ELPH 530 HS has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

The Canon ELPH 530 HS has one of the longer flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. The flash recharging times of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ELPH 530 HS range from 0.0005s to 15s.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon ELPH 530 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 530 HS has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ELPH 530 HS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the ELPH 530 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ELPH 530 HS.

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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 commonly found optical sensor size on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The Canon ELPH 530 HS has a fairly average weight (142 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ELPH 530 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The ELPH 530 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Custom Colour
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

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Despite the downturn in compact camera sales, one area that still remains buoyant is the bridge and superzoom camera market. Last year's Canon PowerShot SX500 IS combined the two, making an ultra... Read more…

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The Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS certainly has its charms. Sporting Canon's classic "box-and-circle" design, this little rectangle camera looks and feels distinguished without being stodgy or... Read more…

20 September 2012

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