Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a new compact and very thin digital camera that offers a great image quality and one of the thinnest 12x optical zoom lens. This new camera is most pocket-friendly than its predecessor and has a 10.1 MP CMOS sensor and the new DIGIC5 image processor.

The new Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS has a 3.0-inch LCD screen, can shoot 1080p full HD video with stereo sound and also has face detection and a face recognition functions.

The Canon ELPH 520 HS is a ultra-slim tracel camera, but offers images of acceptable quality in the various conditions. Best results are evident in low-light conditions where the Digic5 image processor and the 1/2.3-inch sensor show their capabilities.

The Canon ELPH 520 HS can memorize 12 persons with face recognition function and can automatically adjust settings for up to 58 varied shooting scenarios.

The new ultra-slim Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS


Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch, CMOS, 10.1 MP
  • Zoom: 12x optical; 4x digital
  • Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor; approx. 461,000 dots
  • Aperture: f/3.4 – f/5.6
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 3200
  • Storage: micro SD/ micro SDHC/ micro SDXC memory card
  • File format: still image EXIF 2.3 (JPEG); video – mov
  • Connectivity: NTSC/PAL dedicated connector, Mini-HDMI, USB 2.0


Detail of new Canon ELPH 520 HS


Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS reviews:


As with many long-zoom cameras, the 12x optical zoom major drawback of Canon ELPH 520 HS is its narrow maximum aperture of F3.4 at wide angle. More about shooting modes and features of Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS you can read on website.


Controls on the top of ELPH 520 HS include the play button, mode switch, power button, and the shutter release. The zoom controls are mounted around the shutter release. More about controls and menus you can find on Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS review from websites.


On Canon ELPH 520 HS review from website you can read about features and performances of this camera and also you can see a lot of sample images. The experts of this website conclude:

 The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a good choice for those already happy with their smartphone’s photos and movie clips, but looking for a cute, little camera with a long zoom and faster performance. If you’re after significantly better results, though, you’ll need to go with a slightly larger camera


TFT LCD of Canon ELPH 520 HS


Like most cameras of this size, the Canon ELPH 520 HS utilizes a contrast detection autofocus system. Independent Normal, Auto and Macro focus modes are selectable, though manual focus is not possible with this camera. More such details you can read on PowerShot ELPH 520 HS review from

The experts of website noted that the ELPH 520 HS has a versatile 12x zoom lens and also has a digital zoom mode that can extend the focal length substantially. The chromatic aberration is well-controled and the videos recorded with this camera has good colors and stereo sound. This website concludes:

 The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS is a fine camera. Its small size makes it very convenient to carry around and its powerful zoom provides the user with tremendous versatility. It’s a quick performer, for the most part, though its shot-to-shot speed could be faster, especially when the flash is utilized. It produces sharp, colorful, low distortion images throughout the frame at all focal lengths, including in low light.


PowerShot 520 HS Silver


12x optical zoom lens of Canon ELPH 520 HS


PowerShot 520 HS blue body color


Canon ELPH 520 HS controls detail


Canon ELPH 520 HS red body color image


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