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7.9 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 6
6.0

Not a fan...doesn't take great photos

Ingrid Alvarez "www.Connectingmoms.com", Amazon
5 June 2014
  • Summary: Not a fan...doesn't take great photos. It is light but it makes my daughter look like a cartoon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Confusing Functionality

Jill, Amazon
27 May 2014
  • Summary: The functionality of the buttons on this camera is confusing. Your "scroll left" and "scroll right" buttons are not labeled as such, and the button on the top that you push to view the photos on the camera does not take you back to camera mode when pushed again; it actually puts the camera into Sleep mode. We were trying to figure out how to get back to Camera mode after viewing pictures, and it turns out you have to push the shutter button down halfway.
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Overall 6
6.0

Eh...

Jessica B. Hart, Amazon
23 May 2014
  • Summary: I generally like Kodak but thought I would give Canon a try. I am not very impressed with the quality of photos and don't use 90% of the functions. The zoom quality is pretty good...I was able to get some neat pictures of the Blood Moon a few months ago, but otherwise it is just a basic camera. The software comes with way too much stuff that I also don't use other than downloading the pictures to my computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just okay

L. Cook, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • Summary: The pictures taken are decent enough with this camera - but, I have two big issues with the ease of using this camera. I guess I didn't read the specs closely enough, but this thing is very small. I am an average size woman, and I feel like my fingers are constantly getting in the picture. It feels like my hand just engulfs it. It's kind of tough to take a picture because it is just so small to handle.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK

fivejays1, Amazon
13 March 2014
  • Summary: Much more cumbersome to use than our previous PowerShot camera. Good video quality. Still pictures auto focus will not hold true focus, all looks good until you spap a picture, then it may or may not give you a clear pic. Not all that happy so far.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good zoom, but needs higher resolution and more robustness

Lyman L. Parkhurst, Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: Second day I used the camera on a 3-week trip and it got dropped. Screen got multiple cracks, but still worked. Have had several previous similar Canon cameras, dropped them all a number of times and never cracked a screen. The lens cover looks cool, but the fan blade shaped cover looks delicate. By the end of the 3-weeks of heavy use it would frequently not completely close.
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Overall 6
6.0

The camera is just ok

Muzzer "Jan", Amazon
12 February 2014
  • Summary: I had a Canon Power Shot before this one that I liked alot better ~ took great pictures. This one ~ not so good. Consequently I use my phone camera the most. I was hoping this would have sharper pictures.
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Overall 6
6.0

ELPH POWER SHOT

ns, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: I PURCHASED THE ELPH POWER SHOT BECUSE OF ITS CONVENIENT SIZE AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH MY CANON CAMERAS----I AM SURPRISED THAT THIS CAMERA IS MORE DIFFICULT TO USE RATHER THAN EASIER---IN AN EFFORT TO ELIMINATE BUTTONS ON THE CAMERA YOU NEED TO USE FEWER BUTTONS ---THIS IS NOT EASY TO DO CONSIDERING THE SIZE OF THE CAMERA----MY OLD CANON WAS MUCH EASIER TO USE ----
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Overall 6
6.0

Quality is equivalent to the price

Nancy Zhang, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: Photo quality was below my expectation for a Canon. The camera body itself, however, is stunningly sleek and sharp. If you're looking for a light carry-around camera for snapshots to post on social networking sites, this is the one to get. I highly recommend getting a few backup batteries though, the battery life isn't enough to last even the most conservative camera user.
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Overall 6
6.0

Form Over Function

steel5blue "amazonian", Amazon
29 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a beautifully designed, slightly retro looking camera with a metal body and precise mechanics. After using it for a couple of weeks, I had to agree w/ some of the pro reviewers: it looks much better than it performs. In some of the Program modes the image quality is just fine, but in the quick point and shoot Auto action, and especially when using the zoom, image focus and sharpness were hit and miss.
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