Canon ELPH 520 HS Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 28-336 mm (12x) F3.4-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 87 x 54 x 19 mm, 155g.
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Canon ELPH 520 HS Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Canon ELPH 520 HS is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Proc and Cons of Canon ELPH 520 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon ELPH 520 HS with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
9 Focus Points
Optical Image Stabilization
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.4 Lens at Wide
155g Light Body
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Slow Continuous Shooting: 461 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Low Battery Life: 190 shots
Type Scores

Canon ELPH 520 HS has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #477 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #860 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon ELPH 520 HS Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
40
Value for money score
55
Portability score
98
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Canon ELPH 520 HS


Canon ELPH 520 HS weighs 155g and has external dimensions of 87 x 54 x 19mm (3.43 x 2.13 x 0.75"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Canon ELPH 520 HS is 17 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Canon ELPH 520 HS is less by 9mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon ELPH 520 HS
155g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Canon ELPH 520 HS
19mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

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Canon ELPH 520 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight ELPH 520 HS Dimensions ELPH 520 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS Canon ELPH 360 HS 147 g 155 g 100 x 58 x 23 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 155 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Canon ELPH 350 HS 147 g 155 g 100 x 58 x 23 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Canon Elph 115 IS Canon Elph 115 IS 135 g 155 g 93 x 57 x 20 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 155 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 Sony WX220 121 g 155 g 92 x 52 x 22 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Canon 170 IS 141 g 155 g 100 x 58 x 23 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS Canon ELPH 150 IS 142 g 155 g 95 x 57 x 24 mm 87 x 54 x 19 mm

Specifications of Canon ELPH 520 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model ELPH 520 HS
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 2.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 190 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-9L
Physical
Weight 155 g
Physical Dimensions 87 x 54 x 19 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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