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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Overall 8

Canon 520 HS

Imaging Resource
11 July 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: Considering the 10-megapixel resolution the camera's low price, the print quality of the Canon 520 HS is pretty good, but 10-megapixel cameras of the past have done better. This is likely because of Canon's use of only a portion of the larger 16.8-megapixel sensor. If you think of this camera as a simple pocket point and shoot that's smaller than most and yet has a 12x lens, these print sizes will be just fine., Very compact and easy to carry, Good stills, Canon HS Sy...
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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 7

Cámara Canon PowerShot ELPH (520 HS)

13 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Esta cámara es ideal para quienes quieren una buena calidad de fotos y videos en sus viajes o en el día a día. La vas a poder llevar a todos lados y disfrutar de su lente con zoom de 12X para capturar cualquier objeto o persona. Su salida mini HDMI es ideal para poder ver las fotos con todos tus amigos o familiares.
  • Pros: Tiene calidad Full HD en fotos y videos. El lente ofrece un zoom de 12X, muy bueno para una cámara digital de este tamaño. Es compacta y tiene un diseño llamativo.
  • Cons: No tiene memoria interna, sólo podrás usarla con una tarjeta microSD. Los botones no tienen mucho orden y controlar los menús se vuelve confuso.
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