Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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The worst battery I ever have
Yuexian Yang, Amazon
27 January 2014
Summary: I was very happy on first day when camera arrived, but the battery died on me at next day. Even worse, it without any warning! Few seconds before, it shows full bars, then, suddenly blacked out. I thought I got a bad battery, After Amazon kindly refund me $30 for it, I ordered an extra pair of them. Believe or not, the other two just behaved same like the original one. some reviews mentioned the battery problem, is really that bad? Hope some pro can help me.
Summary: This camera was such a disappointment. I bought it thinking it was an upgrade of my Canon PowerShot SD1100 Digital ELPH, which was a wonderful little camera. The SD1100 was so easy to use, the menus were intuitive and easy to navigate. The only reason I replaced it was because I wanted more zoom. Unfortunately, with the 520, trying to get from one menu to another is incredibly time consuming and frustrating.
Summary: I had another Canon Powershot that "drowned" when I fell through the ice on a frozen lake (that's another story). I bought this thinking it would be a suitable, maybe even superior replacement. I could not tell from the info given in the on-line ad that the SD card is a micro instead of standard. Also, the battery is different than my other Powershot.
Nice features and overall design, but noise level is just horrible
1 June 2012
Summary: I completely agree with HCedrinks's review. "NOISE. On the camera's built-in screen, everything seemed fine at first sight. But zooming in, I began to notice the extreme amount of noise present in nearly all the pictures." Sadly, my 6-year-old PowerShot SD750 is capturing better images than this camera. I am wondering if I just got a defective camera. I posted some sample cropped noisy images with no down-sampling in size so one can really see the noise.
Summary: I was looking for a camera to replace my aging Casio EX-Z1000, which has served me well over the past 5 years or so. I wanted something with a similar form factor, with the expectation that a newer camera would naturally include newer (and better) technology. The EX-Z1000 was great, but had problems with color accuracy and excess noise even at moderate ISO settings (ISO 400 and above).