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Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

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Learn more about the Canon USA ELPH 520 HS

General

Brand
Canon
Series
PowerShot
Model
ELPH 520 HS
Part#
6169B001
Color
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.43 x 2.12 x 0.76 in
Weight
Approx. 5.47 oz. (155g) (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 4.76 oz. (135g) (Camera only)
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/3" CMOS
Gross Pixels
16.8 MP
Effective Pixels
10.1 MP
Resolution
[16:9]
Large: 3648 x 2048
Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360

[3:2]
Large: 3648 x 2432
Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424

[4:3]
Large: 3648 x 2736,
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480

[1:1]
Large: 2736 x 2736
Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization

Lens

Optical Zoom
12X
Digital Zoom
4X
Wide Angle
28mm
Focal Length
4.0 W - 48.0mm T (35mm film equivalent: 28 W - 336mm T)
Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1-1/4000 sec.
15-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Self-timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Focus

Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Auto Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)

Flash

Flash Mode
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Range
1.6 - 8.2 ft. W, 3.3 - 4.9 ft. T (50 cm - 2.5 m W, 1.0 - 1.5 m T)

Exposure

Exposure Control
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
** Fixed to center.
Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD
3.0" 461K

Functions

Continuous Drive
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in P Mode)
Approx. 6.8 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs according to zoom position
Shooting Modes
Auto*1, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie

- Shooting movies are possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Playback
- Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
- Videos: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Special Playback, Editing, Resume

*Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
HDTV Output
Yes

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Storage Media
MicroSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card

Movie

Movie Format
MOV [Image: H.264; Audio data; Linear PCM (2 channel stereo)]
Movie Recording
Yes
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
NTSC/PAL
HDMI
Yes

Battery

Battery
Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-9L

Feature

Features
Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 3200.

Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.

A 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD enables easy viewing.

Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations, and the new Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.

New Smooth Skin and Soft Focus scene modes allow you to capture more pleasing portraits.

High-Speed Burst Mode allows continuous shooting (6.8 fps) and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.

Packaging

Package Contents
PowerShot ELPH 520 HS (red shown here)
Battery Pack NB-9L
Battery Charger CB-2LB
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Wrist Strap WS-DC11
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Mary D.
  • 4/30/2013 11:21:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera and Great Service

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: Very small, buttons are well placed. Face tracking is a very nice feature.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: - image stabilization works well
- quick start-up times
- nice looking design. reminiscent of Elph cameras of past

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  • Nevin O.
  • 11/28/2012 7:48:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSleek design, disappointing images

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: Great looking little camera, very compact and the 12x optical zoom is a great feature.

Cons: If you view the images that this camera takes at full size (rather than resized for facebook, etc) they appear VERY grainy, especially with indoor lighting. Outdoor, daytime pictures are not nearly as bad, but noise is still visible in every picture I have taken with it. At full size, the images to look mottled and fuzzy with lots of randomly colored pixels in darker areas of the photos. I have owned many point and shoot digital cameras over the years, mostly Canons, and have not had this issue before. As smart as this camera looks, it just doesn't live up to what I had hoped for it.

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  • Bradley L.
  • 11/2/2012 7:18:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera & Great Service

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: This is a great little camera. We used it for the first time Halloween night, and I was pleasantly surprised by the power of the flash outside in the dark. The quality of the photos are great.

I love that fact the camera easily fits in a shirt pocket, without a lot of bulk or extra weight. It will make caring the camera so much more convenient.

Great camera, for a great price.

Cons: My only con relates to me not reading the specs. The camera takes MicroSD memory, not the SD that I assumed it took.

MicroSD is on the shelf of almost every store now. It was only a con because I rushing to find a card on Halloween night. :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/25/2012 11:06:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat little camera that packs a big zoom

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: tiny. Fits in my pocket no problem and its easy to walk in your pants with

face recognition software works like charm.

image quality is on par with camera at this range

the zoom easily beats my wifes camera. This camera zooms in very good.

Cons: battery life is just okay. I can almost a full days worth of shots before it needs recharging

Other Thoughts: I owned this camera since this summer and it has been my companion for my summer vacation and
weekend trips. I also have a nice DSLR but most of the time I was using this camera because I didn’t
bring my DSLR everywhere and this camera was able to fit in my glove compartment so it goes where I
go. What I really liked about this camera was its extended zoom. I was able to shoot images of some nice
seagulls at the pier from far away without scary them from at least 100 feet away in good detail. I also
used this camera when I shot some images of my family at a dinner gathering and it did a great job of
getting all faces tack sharp with its facial recognition. One thing that struck me was its all thin and sleek
metal body. Compared to my wife’s mostly plastic bulky Olympus camera this camera looks much more
durable and has a better build quality than I was expecting for this price range. I am glad I bought the
Elph 520 HS and think it has done the job nicely so far. I am very satisfied and would buy this again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/24/2012 8:22:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood Camera

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: Great camera for the price, this point and shoot has a nice picture quality, compared to my old Sony this one is sharper.

Cons: No panoramic mode

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  • brian c.
  • 10/24/2012 5:18:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsbest ultra compact digital camera

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: - excellent 12x zoom for the size. Im used to 5x but 12x optical is nice feature
- image stabilization works well
- quick start-up times
- nice looking design. reminiscent of Elph cameras of past

Cons: - low light image quality is grainy, pretty much a daylight camera.
- using micro SD-card can be inconvenient since need to use adapter

Other Thoughts: This camera is an excellent replacement to my older canon powershot. I was sold on design that is like my old 35mm Elph camera I had in the 90's. But besides the design, this camera stand out feature is its compact ultra 12x zoom. This is great for times like going to concerts and you need to sneak in camera to get close-up shots from far away. This camera will do the trick. I'm very pleased with the daylight quality shots. Its spot on sharp and the zoom shots look great as well. However where this camera lacks is low light quality. I shot some images indoors and its was grainy but acceptable. I tried using the flash but I only use it if its too dark. Overall Im very happy with my new Canon elph 520 and would recommend for anyone looking for an ultra compact pocketable 12x zoom camera to take on trips where they need that extra zoom without the bulk and weight of a larger camera. Highly recommended

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  • James R.
  • 4/16/2012 5:12:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjust plain bad

This review is from: Canon ELPH 520 HS 6169B001 Black 10.1 MP 12X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: Very small, buttons are well placed. Huge lcd screen. Face tracking is a very nice feature.

Cons: Horrible picture quality. My Galaxy SII takes better pictures. Photos are very noisy and blurry even at the highest settings. Cant believe this camera is 279.00

Other Thoughts: My 6 year old Canon s3 IS is light years beyond this in picture quality. Ill assume that we sacrifice quality for convenience. Wanted to exchange for a Panasonic, no dice. No refunds either.

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