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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Review

26 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Canon's thin 12X optical zoom camera, the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS has a lot of impressive features, as well as an interesting design.
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Canon 520 HS

5 August 2012
  • Conclusion: I can easily recommend the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS to anyone looking for a slightly beyond-the-basics point-and-shoot digicam, particularly if portability is important. It has a good Smart Auto system with 58 options for aim-and-forget shooting. If you want to be slightly adventurous, there are some adjustments in Program Auto, but nothing that would put it in the enthusiast category.
  • Pros: Very compact and easy to carry, Good stills, Canon HS System, 12x optical zoom, Optical image stabilization, Very good 3-inch LCD screen rated 461K dots, Smart Auto with 58 options, 21 Scene and Effects modes, ISO range 100-3,200, Shutter speed range of 15-1/4,000, AF-Assist lamp, Face recognition, 1080p Full HD videos, Slow motion video, Handheld Night Scene mode, Easy to use; simple menu system, Macro mode gets very close, Good Auto white balance performance, Good s...
  • Cons: Uses microSD media, Body has relatively sharp corners, Only 24fps video at 1080p, Spare battery a must, No video cable included, Images have soft corners, Soft in center at telephoto, Chromatic aberration at telephoto, Flash is weak, even with significant ISO boost, Print quality a little lower than expected, but likely due to drawing only 10 megapixels from a 16.8-megapixel sensor, Slow startup time
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Overall 5

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS

PC Magazine
10 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS packs a 12x zoom lens into a very compact body that's sure to turn heads. But this pretty camera is hampered by a tiny sensor that produces noisy images at middle to high ISO settings.
  • Pros: Very slim and compact. Stylish. Nice zoom range. Snappy responsiveness.
  • Cons: Tiny image sensor. Poor low-light performance. Slightly soft lens. Uses microSD memory.
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Steve's Digicams
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: One of two new ELPH models that Canon announced in January of this year (2012), the ELPH 520 HS boasts their High Sensitivity label, thanks to Canon's state of the art DIGIC 5 image processor and a 10.1 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor.  This translates into sharper pictures in low light scenarios (with ISO settings up to 3200) as well as faster start up and auto focus timing.
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Review

21 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Elph 520 HS is a hard sell. Looking at only the specifications, you might not see enough of an upgrade here to justify the purchase. But once it’s actually in your hands, you can see where it proves its worth. The button navigation gets rid of the touchscreen interface (overrated, in my opinion) and makes handling more in your control.
  • Pros: High-speed burst mode, Good-looking and super portable, Quality photos and videos, Easy to use
  • Cons: Poor battery life, MicroSD only, Average low light performance at best
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Overall 6
Design 7
Features 7
Performance 7
Picture quality 6

Canon ELPH 520 HS

29 March 2012
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a good choice for those already happy with their smartphone's photos and movie clips, but looking for a cute little camera with a long zoom and faster performance.
  • Pros: The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a good-looking camera that's remarkably compact for its 12x zoom lens.
  • Cons: The 520 HS' button layout takes some adjusting to, its battery life is relatively short, and its photo and movie quality are disappointing given the camera's price tag.
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Overall 7

Cámara Canon PowerShot ELPH (520 HS)

13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Cámara Canon PowerShot con 10 megapixeles de resolución, capaz de grabar video en Full HD y zoom de 12X. Permite tomar fotos con diferentes efectos, seleccionar hasta 58 escenas para diferentes ambientes y ver todo tu trabajo en la televisión gracias a su salida mini HDMI.
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Expert Review

Câmera versus Câmera
13 June 2012
  • Pros: Sensor CMOS (10.1 megapixels - para fotos de até 24 x 30 com, impressão profissional), É uma das menores câmeras equipadas com lente capaz de aproximar 12 vezes os assuntos, Lente de excepcional ângulo largo (28 mm) para fotos de amplas planos, grupos de pessoas, etc., Estabilizador "iinteligente" se adapta automaticamente às diferentes situações p...
  • Cons: Como a maioria das supercompactas, a Canon ELPH 520 HS não possui visor ocular, Flash de curta alcance especialmente ao aplicar o zoom: 1,5 metro, Vídeos em Full HD são gravados com 24 fps em vez dos 30 fps que garantem melhor qualidade, Tempo máximo de gravação por vídeo HD e Full HD: 10 minutos. Os VGA (640 x 480) e os 320 x 240 podem se estender até 1 hora de gravação ou 4 GB, Apesar ...
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