Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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** Bad for video!! Only read if you are buying for primarily video / vlog / vlogging ***
12 February 2014
Summary: I have to give this product one star. I feel bad doing this, but if you are like me and only plan on using the camera for video vlogs / vlogging, you will be disappointed. I bought this camera because its small form factor and the video specifications, on paper, is an improvement compared to the ELPH 330 HS. On paper, the 520 HS is superior in that it can record 1080p@30fps vs the 330 HS's 720p@30fps. It is newer than the 330 HS, and its base price is higher.
Summary: Was looking for a budget point and shoot to replace my Sony W290 that was stolen :(. This one had lots of good reviews on photo sites, high ratings on amazon. I am just a regular everyday user - i like to take photos of family, home, travel etc. i don't use any special settings or set manual controls for speed etc. I hate this camera! First - The autofocus seems very slow, and often even for still photos, the camera won't shoot a sharp photo on the first take.
Summary: I purchased the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS as an upgrade to my two existing Canon cameras. I have a Canon PowerShot SD 600 and a Canon PowerShot SX 110 IS. Basically I wanted the PowerShot SD 600 small size and the 12 X magnification with the image stabilization. The PowerShot Elph 520 HS specs filled the bill. Unfortunately, the image is grainy even with the IS turned off. Both of my other Canon cameras have much sharper images. I returned the camera.