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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera

16MP 42x CMOS Aug 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture everything from superbly detailed long-range close ups to great group shots and stunning landscapes with this compact bridge camera. It packs a huge 42x optical zoom in a small,... More
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32 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Camera Labs this bridge camera camera has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 66 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 83%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS concluded that it had a good zoom. Jack Percival wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS “The zoom provided is useful and when combined with the steady shooting functions can get some really great close ups” yet he only gave it a rating of 3 stars. Mrs. J. L. Wood said on Amazon two years ago “For Macro and Zoom, this camera is good” in their review but they rated it 20 out of 100. Mrs. J. L. Wood also mentioned “The special effects and zoom are great so”.

Some customers reckoned that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS had a good lens. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Take a quick snap than to choose the correct lens for your SLR”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eleven Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS said that it was able to produce good images. Alpacasso Queen mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “You need to really work to get a somewhat acceptable image, not a good one” however they only rated this digital camera 20 out of 100. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “I was able to take some quite detailed pictures of the moon at maximum zoom, aided by the optical image stabilization”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Video performance is excellent and this is where the image stabilization really works well”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Three years ago D Deacon said “As you use the camera, you can explore these and find out best what suits your shooting style” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Jack Percival mentioned on Amazon also three years ago “This makes it reasonably easy to get started while also giving flexibility to do more advanced shooting - though not changing the lens” yet he only gave it a score of 3 stars. Jack Percival also mentioned “An annoyance for a camera of this size even if for just shooting in bright sunlight”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer thought it had a good ISO range.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer considered that it had a good image sensor. Jack Percival said on Amazon “On the shooting itself the 16MP combined with decent sized sensor and lens produces nice” nonetheless he rated the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS considered that it was good quality. Cameracass said in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review on Amazon “Stunning Image Quality” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Jack Percival mentioned “Overall the picture quality is good” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS yet he scored the product 3 stars. Reviewerforyou gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Has a really impressive build quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned “You have more control than with a simple point” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Cameracass gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “This camera is also simple to use for beginners” in their review of this digital camera. Miss Madeleine Hair said on Amazon “Camera was the one that I wanted and I'm enjoying learning to use it properly” in her review and scored the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 5 stars.

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs C Wildin wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “It seems quite heavy compared to my Nikon compact, tricky for me to hold still at full zoom” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Robert mentioned “Very nice to hold” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner thought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was easy to use the menus. D Deacon scored the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 80 out of 100 and mentioned “IQ is good at low ISO settings”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Flickering Ember wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on Amazon “I found it easy to set up, although the instruction manual was basic”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS said that it was good looking. Flickering Ember mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's a pretty good camera for the price” . Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “These cameras are DSLR style in shape and sometimes size.” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ also mentioned “It's good to see Canon updating the 510HS as it's been a while, however, arguably the company has played it pretty safe here”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Flickering Ember wrote “It's sturdy and the ergonomic design provides an easy” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Good Size

A number of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Ephotozine.com said “It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera”. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote three years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a compact bridge style super-zoom with a 42x optically stabilized lens”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in the same month “Expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Mrs. J. L. Wood wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on Amazon “Yes lightweight and I do miss the eye-piece”.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A dedicated movie button that enables users to easily record 1080p Full HD videos” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “No super slow motion video” and rated it 75 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A few people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it had good features. In January last year Robert wrote on Amazon “The features are fabulous and after a little play, also easy to use” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS and scored the product 5 stars. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “DSLR-like control wheel are welcome features” and scored the product 4 stars. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Some interesting features.” in their review.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Support

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Three years ago D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “It's a very short affair indeed; however there's a full manual available on Canon's site”. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “You also get full manual control”.

Robust

A few Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who purchased it thought it was well made. Three years ago D Deacon wrote “Needed for zoomed images - mind a tripod is best for these or a wall or something solid when outside”. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who purchased this digital camera said that it was strong and durable.

One customer considered that it was reliable. Two years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Fast, reliable performance” in their review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had a good screen. Three years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS “The LCD is screen is large and bright” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Expert Reviews “That means the camera must be held with outstretched arms at eye level for a clear view of the screen” although they only rated this digital camera 3 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS had a good viewfinder. Jack Percival wrote in his Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review on Amazon “Also missing is a viewfinder”.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Alpacasso Queen said on Amazon “Very light Portable Battery charges quickly Small body Comes with strap” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. D Deacon wrote on Amazon “It arrives in a typical Canon box all neatly wrapped with a battery, charger, strap”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner who reviewed it wrote that it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good noise reduction and focusing speed”.

Good Connectivity

One customer concluded that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was wifi compatible. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “There's also nothing particularly exciting, such as Wi-Fi” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX520 HS is 32x.

Other 42x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price].

If this Canon digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Pentax XG-1[plb_2427725_price] (52x and higher rated).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS, the PowerShot SX520 HS has an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price].

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 100mm and 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008 millimeter, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balances

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 640 x 360, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot SX520 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum 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 of this type and age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a TFT display which is better than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have an LCD display. 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.

This camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS.

The worst display amongst similar types of camera is LCD.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price]; or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The PowerShot SX520 HS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], or the PowerShot SX510[pl_2686640_price] both from Canon or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot SX520 HS is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX520 HS are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are not waterproof. The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of camera file systems than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the PowerShot SX520 HS which takes 210 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 3,200, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS is 7,700.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.4, the PowerShot SX520 HS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS is 2.6 and the largest is 19.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot SX520 HS over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] all from Fujifilm which has better reviews; or the S4500[pl_1353342_price], and the S4500[pl_1353342_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the 820[pl_2153075_price], or the P600[pl_2176383_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include the 820[pl_2153075_price], or the P600[pl_2176383_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a better sensor type then you might want to consider the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] (CCD and higher rated) both from Fujifilm; or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
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)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus
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 Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
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 Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

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With a 42x optical zoom lens, Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is greatly capable of bringing distance objects very close. Consider it if you want a camera to take on holidays, or simply if you just... Read more…

42x optical zoom lens
Simple operation and clean layout
Wide focal length range
Good noise reduction and focusing speed
Truckload of features
No electronic viewfinder
LCD screen lacks a hinge
Misses a few features from the previous version
Unimpressive Auto mode
Slight noise even in daylight shots
18 February 2015

There are a range of bridge cameras in the market today and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS feels like just another addition. However the performance of the camera is quite impressive, especially the... Read more…

28 November 2014

Canon SX520 HS would be a delight for those who are in search for a budget compact camera with maximum possible reach. You can buy cameras with better 50X or even 60X zoom but none of them would...

15 November 2014

Canon's new PowerShot SX520 HS makes it easy to shoot photographs and is indeed a great travel companion for novice photographers thanks to the hand-holding it offers in the form of features such...

1 October 2014

There's a lot to like about the SX520 HS. It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera and is a doddle to use. That said, if you fancy getting creative, the extensive manual options and...

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Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Hchase
Hchase would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Highly recommended for amateur photographers who like to take outdoor photos. This is the best point and shoot camera I've ever used for outdoor photos, the quality is excellent. The zoom is great... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by SonicMetalMan
SonicMetalMan would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

This camera is better than I expected due to the battery life alone. My son plays high school baseball and I have easily been able to take 600-700 shots per charge in burst mode. My only gripe is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Louisepays
Louisepays would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

We purchased to be able to use zoom and not be fuzzy and yet a fairly simple camera and this fits the bill...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by AllStr8Talk
AllStr8Talk would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

So far (I've only had the camera for two weeks) I am pleased with the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. The lack of a WIFI capability is not a major issue for me. I like the size and feel of the camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Mike
Mike would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Great camera. Has all the features and is very easy to operate and takes great pcitures...

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