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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

$248.00
A fairly highly rated and good value for money 16 megapixel 42 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 16MP 42x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review

With very good reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS number 61 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 52?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, nice design and is easy to use.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Quite big optical zoom
Heavy
Only 210 battery life (CIPA standard)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 120mm wide and 91.9mm tall. It is 81.7mm deep and weighs 441g.

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS front dimensions

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 73 out of 100 based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Camera Labs.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 105 owner reviews this Canon camera has an overall owner rating of 82%. 33 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 33,726 user and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

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

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Seven customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three owners agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers who purchased it reckoned that it was compact.

  • This camera is compact.
    Tech-boom.com July 2014
  • None of them would be as compact as this guy…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • The bridge camera sector of the market is one that continues to grow and expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena…
  • Find themselves within the compact camera…
  • Very light Portable Battery charges quickly Small body Comes with strap…
  • Also feels cheap and the battery compartment door is loose and feels inadequate…
    JAC (Amazon) - September 2014

Customers Report it is Robust

Two people wrote that the product was well made.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Nine owners thought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was able to produce good images and five customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution.


Value For Money

Average Priced

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

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

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Heavy

The PowerShot SX520 HS is one of the heavier digital cameras (441 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The lightest camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly big optical zoom (42 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a digital camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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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 cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot SX520 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 2048 x 1536, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. The still image resolution of all digital cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot SX520 HS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008 millimeter, the PowerShot SX520 HS has one of the longest maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm. The PowerShot SX520 HS has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers info 9544b011aa, canon hw3373
Barcodes 00013803244281, 00138032442816, 00700686603679, 04549292016512, 08714574623368, 08714574625577

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