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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

83

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

£164.99
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
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A giant optical zoom and sensationally good value for money bridge camera, good for portrait photography
Bridge 16MP 42x Yes Dec 2015
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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS number 98 across all digital cameras and number 164 in best selling cameras.
87
Reviews
115 Reviews + 1 Award
91
Value for Money
Excellent
75
Features
Good Features
77
Age
2 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report product quality, design and it is easy to use.
The PowerShot SX520 HS has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Versatile zoom power
Effortlessly keep track of your subject
Comfortable, steady shooting
Clear shots in any light
Sharp results every time
Stunning images with ease
Always capture the moment
Play with your creativity
Enhance your skills
Realistic movies at your fingertips
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 69 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 72 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 54 in portrait photography cameras.
77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 120mm wide and 91.9mm tall. It is 81.7mm deep and weighs 441g.

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS front dimensions
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS size in context

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from website Camera Labs who said that this Canon digital camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Camera Labs the average expert rating of this digital camera is 73 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this digital camera is 82% based on 104 user reviews. 32 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Canon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 43,667 expert and user reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases), Canon has very good ratings for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS said that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact.

  • This camera is compact.
    Tech-boom.com July 2014
  • None of them would be as compact as this guy…
    Nothingwired.com November 2014
  • Find themselves within the compact camera…
  • The bridge camera sector of the market is one that continues to grow and expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena…
  • Very light Portable Battery charges quickly Small body Comes with strap…
  • Also feels cheap and the battery compartment door is loose and feels inadequate…
    JAC (Amazon) - September 2014

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Seven owners who bought the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images and five owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

Value For Money

Brilliant Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £164.99 it is in the cheapest 32% of digital cameras.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market since December 2015.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the PowerShot SX520 HS of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 60% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot SX520 HS's optical zoom of 42x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 91% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot SX520 HS's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 90% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The PowerShot SX520 HS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The PowerShot SX520 HS's weight of 441g is in the heaviest 24% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The PowerShot SX520 HS's maximum aperture number of only 6 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 11% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot SX520 HS has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the PowerShot SX520 HS which takes 210 battery life.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PowerShot SX520 HS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 33% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the PowerShot SX520 HS of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 74% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon canonsx520black, canon sx520kb

Barcodes:

00013803244281, 00138032442816, 00616348036184, 00616348036191, 00616348036214, 00616348036221, 00616348036238, 00628804147907, 00700686603679, 00788679080003, 04549292016512, 08714574623368, 08714574625577

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