Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1200 mm (50x) F3.4-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 82 x 92 mm, 442g.
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  • Replaced: PowerShot SX520 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Overview


First introduced in January, 2015, Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon SX520 HS with PowerShot SX530 HS. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon SX530 HS with Canon SX520 HS


Canon SX530 HS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Sensor resolution of Canon SX530 HS ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Canon SX530 HS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon SX530 HS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot SX530 HS with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
1.6 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
6.5 Lens at Tele
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.4
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Low Battery Life: 210 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 461 fps
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #230 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #593 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon SX530 HS Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
52
Value for money score
63
Portability score
82
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Canon SX530 HS


Canon PowerShot SX530 HS weighs 442g and has external dimensions of 120 x 82 x 92mm (4.72 x 3.23 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Canon SX530 HS is 50 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX530 HS
442g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Canon SX530 HS
92mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot SX530 HS with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot SX530 HS Dimensions PowerShot SX530 HS
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 442 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 442 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 442 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Canon SX540 HS 442 g 442 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 442 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Canon SX420 IS 325 g 442 g 104 x 69 x 85 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Canon SX520 HS 441 g 442 g 120 x 82 x 92 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Nikon Coolpix L840 Nikon L840 538 g 442 g 114 x 89 x 96 mm 120 x 82 x 92 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX530 HS


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot SX530 HS
Announced January, 2015
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 0
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 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.6 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.50
Flash Modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
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 MPEG-4, 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 210 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-6LH
Physical
Weight 442 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 82 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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