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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera

16MP 42x CMOS Dec 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture everything from superbly detailed long-range close ups to great group shots and stunning landscapes with this compact bridge camera. It packs a huge 42x optical zoom in a small,... More
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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 72% based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Camera Labs.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 66 owner reviews the average owner rating of this bridge camera camera is 83 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Jack Percival wrote on Amazon three years ago “The zoom provided is useful and when combined with the steady shooting functions can get some really great close ups” although he only scored it 60 out of 100. Mrs. J. L. Wood wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS two years ago “For Macro and Zoom, this camera is good” . Mrs. J. L. Wood also mentioned “The special effects and zoom are great so”.

Three Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS thought it had a good lens. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Take a quick snap than to choose the correct lens for your SLR” in their review. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good image stabiliser.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners mentioned that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was able to produce good images. Alpacasso Queen said “You need to really work to get a somewhat acceptable image, not a good one”. Amazon Customer rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “I was able to take some quite detailed pictures of the moon at maximum zoom, aided by the optical image stabilization”. Amazon Customer also said “Video performance is excellent and this is where the image stabilization really works well”.

A number of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. D Deacon gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “As you use the camera, you can explore these and find out best what suits your shooting style”. Jack Percival mentioned “This makes it reasonably easy to get started while also giving flexibility to do more advanced shooting - though not changing the lens” in his review. Jack Percival also wrote “An annoyance for a camera of this size even if for just shooting in bright sunlight”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner who bought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS concluded that it had a good image sensor. Jack Percival wrote “On the shooting itself the 16MP combined with decent sized sensor and lens produces nice” .

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reckoned that it was good quality. Cameracass said on Amazon “Stunning Image Quality” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars. Jack Percival said “Overall the picture quality is good” in his Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review. Reviewerforyou wrote “Has a really impressive build quality” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review.

Easy to Use

Five Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “You have more control than with a simple point” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review. Cameracass wrote “This camera is also simple to use for beginners” in their review. Miss Madeleine Hair gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Camera was the one that I wanted and I'm enjoying learning to use it properly” in her review of this digital camera.

A few Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners who purchased it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs C Wildin she said “It seems quite heavy compared to my Nikon compact, tricky for me to hold still at full zoom”. Robert said on Amazon “Very nice to hold”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. D Deacon mentioned “IQ is good at low ISO settings” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Flickering Ember gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “I found it easy to set up, although the instruction manual was basic” in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners concluded that it was a bargain for the price. D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “These are cheap and plentiful via Amazon”. D Deacon also said “Overall this camera's claim to fame is that it offers a long lens at a cheap price”. Jac said “Also feels cheap and the battery compartment door is loose” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS however they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars.

Some Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS was good value for money. Alpacasso Queen said in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review “I have used cameras that cost £50 that produce exactly the same results as this” but they only gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. Bryan Scarborough mentioned on Amazon “Excellent for the price” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. D Deacon mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on Amazon “Taken together it offers a usable set of features for straightforward shooting of all types in one package at a good price”.

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners wrote in their reviews that the product was cheap. D Deacon gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “I'd not get anything very expensive since this camera will likely not be able to make use of high speeds”. Nothingwired.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS “Canon SX520 HS would be a delight for those who are in search for a budget compact camera with maximum possible reach”.

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Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Flickering Ember said in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review three years ago “It's a pretty good camera for the price” . Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said also three years ago “These cameras are DSLR style in shape and sometimes size.”. Techradar.com/au/ also mentioned “It's good to see Canon updating the 510HS as it's been a while, however, arguably the company has played it pretty safe here”.

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner considered that it was neat. One customer who bought it concluded that it was ergonomic. Flickering Ember wrote on Amazon “It's sturdy and the ergonomic design provides an easy” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Good Size

A number of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their review “It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera”. Cameralabs.com said on expert review site Camera Labs “The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a compact bridge style super-zoom with a 42x optically stabilized lens” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera “Expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena”.

One person considered that this digital camera was a good body shape. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owner reckoned that the product was lightweight. Mrs. J. L. Wood said on Amazon two years ago “Yes lightweight and I do miss the eye-piece”.

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Canon bridge cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

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Good Video Capture

Some Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners wrote that the product was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “A dedicated movie button that enables users to easily record 1080p Full HD videos” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “No super slow motion video” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

Good Technical Features

Four customers said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS had good features. Robert gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he said last year “The features are fabulous and after a little play, also easy to use” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. Ephotozine.com rated the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS 4 stars and mentioned in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review three years ago “DSLR-like control wheel are welcome features”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Some interesting features.” .

Good Support

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. D Deacon said on Amazon three years ago “It's a very short affair indeed; however there's a full manual available on Canon's site” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “You also get full manual control”.

Robust

Some Canon PowerShot SX520 HS owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. D Deacon scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Needed for zoomed images - mind a tripod is best for these or a wall or something solid when outside”. One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Fast, reliable performance” and gave the product a rating of 75 out of 100.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewers considered that it had a good screen. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS on Amazon “The LCD is screen is large and bright” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS three years ago “That means the camera must be held with outstretched arms at eye level for a clear view of the screen” but even so they only scored it 3 stars.

One person who bought it wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Jack Percival wrote on Amazon “Also missing is a viewfinder”.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS had a good battery life. Alpacasso Queen said on Amazon two years ago “Very light Portable Battery charges quickly Small body Comes with strap” but they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. D Deacon wrote on Amazon “It arrives in a typical Canon box all neatly wrapped with a battery, charger, strap”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reviewer thought it was noisy. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review “Good noise reduction and focusing speed”.

Good Connectivity

One customer who bought it mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said three years ago “There's also nothing particularly exciting, such as Wi-Fi” in their review.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot SX520 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX520 HS.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price].

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price].

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 640 x 360, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Across all bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PowerShot SX520 HS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon digital camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVC|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PowerShot SX520 HS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX520 HS do support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX520 HS do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot SX520 HS does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The PowerShot SX520 HS is not 3D. Most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX520 HS are also not 3D.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS is 17MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP. The PowerShot SX520 HS has one of the lower megapixels (only 16 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ365[plb_2969015_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (20MP and higher rated).

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that have been available for more than a year. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the PowerShot SX520 HS is more than most bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX520 HS. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX520 HS is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 9,900.

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Only One Number of Batteries Supported

The PowerShot SX520 HS is a one number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other bridge cameras that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this bridge camera camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Kodak Pixpro AZ365[plb_2969015_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than a year.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price] (50x).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price], and the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price] both from Canon which has better reviews; or the PowerShot SX400 IS[pl_2403847_price], and the PowerShot SX400 IS[pl_2403847_price] both from Canon which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S9900W[plb_2791890_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty standard weight (441 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] (313g) which is also cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX520 HS has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper cameras such as the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge cameras that have been available for more than a year.

If the sensor type of this bridge camera camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (CCD and higher rated) or the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS[plb_2403847_price] (CCD and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

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With a 42x optical zoom lens, Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is greatly capable of bringing distance objects very close. Consider it if you want a camera to take on holidays, or simply if you just... Read more…

42x optical zoom lens
Simple operation and clean layout
Wide focal length range
Good noise reduction and focusing speed
Truckload of features
No electronic viewfinder
LCD screen lacks a hinge
Misses a few features from the previous version
Unimpressive Auto mode
Slight noise even in daylight shots
18 February 2015

There are a range of bridge cameras in the market today and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS feels like just another addition. However the performance of the camera is quite impressive, especially the... Read more…

28 November 2014

Canon SX520 HS would be a delight for those who are in search for a budget compact camera with maximum possible reach. You can buy cameras with better 50X or even 60X zoom but none of them would...

15 November 2014

Canon's new PowerShot SX520 HS makes it easy to shoot photographs and is indeed a great travel companion for novice photographers thanks to the hand-holding it offers in the form of features such...

1 October 2014

There's a lot to like about the SX520 HS. It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera and is a doddle to use. That said, if you fancy getting creative, the extensive manual options and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Hchase
Hchase would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Highly recommended for amateur photographers who like to take outdoor photos. This is the best point and shoot camera I've ever used for outdoor photos, the quality is excellent. The zoom is great... Read more…

Reviewed 8 May 2015 by SonicMetalMan
SonicMetalMan would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

This camera is better than I expected due to the battery life alone. My son plays high school baseball and I have easily been able to take 600-700 shots per charge in burst mode. My only gripe is... Read more…

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Louisepays
Louisepays would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

We purchased to be able to use zoom and not be fuzzy and yet a fairly simple camera and this fits the bill...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by AllStr8Talk
AllStr8Talk would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

So far (I've only had the camera for two weeks) I am pleased with the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. The lack of a WIFI capability is not a major issue for me. I like the size and feel of the camera.... Read more…

Reviewed 14 May 2015 by Mike
Mike would recommend the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Great camera. Has all the features and is very easy to operate and takes great pcitures...

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PowerShot G7 vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot G7 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
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£ 342.99 £164.99
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235s Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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LX100 vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Panasonic LX100 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Panasonic LX100 Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
£ 497.00 £164.99
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48,000 Higher Maximum ISO Speed
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Lumix DMC-GF6 vs PowerShot SX520 HS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 vs Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
£ 249.99 £164.99
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13x Smaller Optical Zoom
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