Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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The camera stopped working after only 2 months for no obvious reason and I was refused a refund or an exchange
17 October 2013
Summary: Stopped working 2 months later for now obvious reason and they refused to refund the money back, because the time for returns was over according to the policy, but this should be in case the customer just "didn't like it" or "change their mind" for no reason, and NOT when the merchandise not working anymore after only 2 months.
Camera broke after a month of use; Canon charges $175 for "in-warranty repair"
Bryan Kennedy, Amazon
16 October 2013
Summary: One day the lens refused to open - simply reporting "lens error" before shutting down. I paid to have the camera sent into their shop for an in-warranty repair (we just bought the camera recently), but they sent back an invoice for $175 plus shipping (to repair a $120 camera!) even though the camera is in warranty. Will not purchase anything from canon ever again.
Summary: I am on vacation in NM and this camera has ruined my vacation, the battery and charger are defective and will not hold a charge or maybe it's the camera that is defective, as soon as I get back to California, I am going to return the whole thing back to Amazon, Please let me know, if you received this message.
Super little camera - "little" being the operative word!
Helen Ferguson, Amazon
13 September 2013
Summary: I have had a number of small cameras, mostly Canon, (I always carry a little digital in my purse, especially since I am a grandmother!) and I wore out my last one. I was delighted to find this one at such a good price. I have only had this one for a short while, but so far it has lived up to my expectations, although I'm only an amateur photographer. I would certainly recommend it.
Summary: Ordered this camera for a trip. It worked for a few shots and the lens got stuck and it stopped working entirely with electronics meltdown. Quality of the build was extremely poor. Unfortunately my last two experiences with Canon have been disappointing.
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: The battery door on my great PowerShot SD300 Digital Elph broke so I bought the 520HS. I use the camera to take pictures and videos for my Rotary Club and use it for personal use like everyone else. I am not able to download the videos to Picassa. This is where I make any modifications and put them in web albums, etc. I then put the videos on my Rotary Club's website or in personal web albums. I have never had a problem with the other camera.
Summary: This product is easily breakable, do not recommend purchasing it. Digital cameras are fragile products, so they have to be handled with care, but I did not expect one drop to break the whole mechanism. If I spend several hundred dollars on a product, I expect much more from it.
Summary: Bought this recently, but will be returning soon. With all settings set to highest quality - Super Fine compression, highest resolution, neutral colors, auto WB, ISO200, - in bright light and ideal conditions for photography, the camera produces pictures that look like they've been through a Jpeg converter several times. Whites are blown, everything but the immediate focus area is pixelated. And all mid- to dark areas are noisy. It's like it's back to mid-1990s.