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7.6 out of 10

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

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Overall 4
4.0

Looking forward to a another camera

Chris V., Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: Not the best Canon has to offer. I've been a fan of the ELPH series since it came out and this one just felt flat. My biggest disappointment was the Vivid Color Filter... it is just awful... too red and orangey. .. this was my favorite filter on my other ELPHs and sadly it felt short. Also, the wifi feature is so cumbersome that you just give up and you actually look foward to plugging it to the computer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Battery (almost)dead on arrival

I really bought it for myself, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: Infuriatingly, the battery died after being fully charged and our taking two pictures within a month after we got the camera. Also be aware that this camera has a smaller ("mini") memory card than previous versions, so you have to buy new memory cards to use it. (To put the memory card into your computer, you have to use a tiny adapter....which you have to keep track of.) The touch screen is annoying and not intuitive.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't waste your money.

francotexas, Amazon
31 December 2013
  • Summary: Difficult to set up. Screen to small and unable to work the WIFI featue. I would have spnt more $$ on a camera. Waste of money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Like the case. The touch screen and image compression needs work

Robert Adams, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • Summary: I like having a point-and-shoot camera on hand because I find my phone doesn't really replace a real camera. I've had previous versions of PowerShot cameras and, when my last died, I researched around and this camera looked and ideal replacement. Sadly, I returned the camera after a week of testing. I love the chassis. It is small and easy to carry while packing the great optics and the large rear screen.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT so great

Rob, Amazon
23 March 2013
  • Summary: The camera itself is sturdy and looks nice. Big nice screen but the touch control is not great. Needs buttons cause I had to use my nail to change some settings because the arrows etc.. were tiny. But what counts the most in any camera, is the image quality. Well, the quality is BAD. Picture showed in full size are washed out. Not little, but 99% of it. Truthfully, my Samsung Galaxy S3 cell takes better pictures. If you are developing 4x6 photos, it will look decent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Touch screen is not a good idea

Yugandhar Dama, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: Touch screen is not a good idea. Difficult to operate and for some reason I didn't like the picture quality as well.
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Overall 4
4.0

dissatisfied

Zoilita57, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: Good resolution, good image but I can not connect over Wi-Fi to download photos directly to Facebook and the battery runs out very quickly. Maybe someone can be useful without WI.FI without it works fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unhappy

Bonnie J. Lauria, Amazon
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Before writing my review, I re-read the existing evaluations of the 530 HS. The opening paragraph written by "ceobob" could have been typed by me! The main reason for this purchase was the Wi-Fi.....What a headache! The camera takes O.K. photos but the Wi-Fi is next to impossible to set up, I couldnt even get it to work with my I-Phone. Not being a fan of the touch screen, I did overloked that quandary in favor of the Wi-Fi.
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Overall 4
4.0

O.K. , But it has some issues

SysAdmin/Babysitter "SysAdmin/Babysitter", Amazon
15 February 2013
  • Summary: 1- uses Canon batteries only, buy spares if you plan to shoot all day without charging. 2- Photo quality is good. 3- LCD screen is not so good in BRIGHT daylight.
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Overall 4
4.0

I finally broke down and bought a camera....

jeryan0413, Amazon
10 May 2012
  • Summary: I like the camera but I'm disappointed with the battery life and the fact that I can't get the wifi to work. The wifi is what sold me on the camera so I'm disappointed that it's not working. The touchscreen is touchy for sure. The pictures turn out great and I like the style of the camera. It fits great in my back pocket if I'm on the go. I was one of the first to buy the camera after it's release date and I should have waited for the reviews to come out on it.
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