Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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24 August 2014
Summary: I had a previous version on the Elph that I loved and it took the most amazing pictures. I read reviews and this one seemed to get good reviews. I am not a picky person or that into photography and I usually leave the setting on Auto. About 75% of the pictures I take have blurry areas (noise?), or the flash doesn't go off when it should or the pictures don't turn out.
** 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.
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: 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.
NO MEMORY CARD SUPPLIED, electrical power adapter shockingly poor quality; Avoid
Airline Traveller "Airline Traveller", Amazon
1 July 2014
Summary: this arrived and it wasn't until we had it all unpacked that we discovered that there is NO MEMORY CARD SUPPLIED, not even a tester to get you started. The memory card that it requires is a microSD card so none of the cards we had in other cameras would fit it. Now having to go to Argos to get a card to see if the camera works.