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Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
7.4 out of 10

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

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Overall 2
2.0

Great! Well

megan detor, Amazon
9 February 2015
  • Summary: I am unhappy even awarding one star to this review. This is the third Canon Power Shot camera we have purchased. It is also the third camera that has a defective lens(doesn't open completely) which ruins pictures.
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Overall 2
2.0

Skip It

NinjaMom, Amazon
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?
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Overall 2
2.0

** Bad for video!! Only read if you are buying for primarily video / vlog / vlogging ***

Claire, Amazon
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...
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Overall 2
2.0

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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Many photos are out of focus, poorly lit

TM, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disapointed

Ron More "chandelle", Amazon
14 June 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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