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CanonPowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White)
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (37)
  • Good image quality (36)
  • Easy to use (35)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
  • Large clear LCD (28)

Cons

  • Short battery life (12)
  • No viewfinder (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)
  • No image stabilization (4)
  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (33)
  • Travel (31)
  • Landscape/scenery (25)
  • Low light (18)
  • Video (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

that's the most useful camera for me

I have few Canon cameras, 7D is big not so convenient in carrying with you all the time. Ixus 65 is very good, but can't compare with this one. it's very good for...Read complete review

I have few Canon cameras, 7D is big not so convenient in carrying with you all the time. Ixus 65 is very good, but can't compare with this one. it's very good for video as well. the only short coming is the battery is too smaller and won't last as long as the Ixus 65. when you sell this products if can provide one spare battery, then I don't need to worry running short of battery.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Thankfully it was on sale

Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than...Read complete review

Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than a smart phone.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Although lightweight and easy to carry, the touch screen is difficult to use, and navigation takes much longer than what I am used to. I have to tap several times to get to the right menu item. I find the older versions much more user friendly with the dials and push buttons.

I have tried to connect thorugh Wi-Fi on two different servers in my home with no success, so that part of the package is useless to me.

Photo quality is marginal, especially indoors. This was probably the most disappointing aspect of this camera. I shoot with both point-and-shoot Canons and DSLR Canons, and I will likely fall back to my older models for various reasons. I was about to get one for my husband, but when I ran into these issues, I cancelled by order. I would have sent this back item had it not been so drastically reduced in price.

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5.0

Great little camera

By ze do berg

from Boston

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

    Amazing photos ang video quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    ok, but

    By noname

    from Connecticut

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Micro Sd Memory
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

      This camera is no smaller than my old Elph that got lost or stolen however this one only takes Micro SD memory and has a smaller battery. I see no reason to switch from SD to Micro SD cards. It's not like they made the camera any smaller. Battery life is not great. I wish they retained the prior standard memory and battery.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just the camera I have been looking for

      By Dale

      from Crestwood, KY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

      I use the Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 when I don't want to carry a heavy DSLR. It is lightweight and takes sharp photos. This is the second one of these cameras I have bought. So far, I've found no down-side.

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      • No

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      4.0

      i would buy this product again

      By hud

      from ny

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      its a really cool camra it has tonz of cool features 4 example change 1 color 2 another or puting around a background and im really satisfied
      with the wifi its really usefull as i took a bunch of pic. with my friends yet they left there camra at home so i just sent it 2 them and i didnt even have 2 first download it onto my comp.it even took under 1 min.
      The only bad thing about it is the badderie is very low so i reccomenmd u buy 2 badderies
      overrall its a great camra

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      • No

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      4.0

      The Search is over best cam for price

      By Robshow

      from Rosemount MN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Menu Layout
      • Short Battery Life
      • Wifi Setup Complicated

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Nice Camera For Teen
      • Travel

      Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

      Camera takes Good pictures for a point and shoot. I will shoot a bit more with it and update if possible. Wifi setup was difficult at best there are far to many steps to take and far to many failure points. However I will say that once setup it works pretty good. (battery will suffer because of this) however if you do intense uploading from camera you can just leave it plugged in when not in use. Regardless of some of the cons I listed as well as others reviews. This camera is by far one of the best in its class.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      The Fantastic Black Box

      By Juan Roberts

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

        Easy to use, Great DOF, perfect size, perfect price, nice selection of software.

        My only issue is that the gloss suface reveals hand oils instantly. I am constantly wiping the cam down to remove fingerprints and smudges.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice camera

        By Stephen

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

          I bought it a month ago.The price is very reasonable and it is quite handy to use. I would definitely recommend it.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Camera

          By MS

          from SI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

            This is a great camera for taking pictures from afar. It's crisp, lite, and useful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Thaiguy

            from New Jersey

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

              It is small, compact, and easy to use. For the price, you're getting a good deal.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Amazing compact zoom camera

              By Laura

              from Los Angeles CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                Camera really compact and solid, great photos and great zoom

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                great product!

                By abe

                from ny,ny

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer
                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                I bought this camera for my both of my daughters.
                They love them!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Awesome

                By Deb

                from Ny

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                Awesome camera!! Cool effects. Would died buy.

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                4.0

                great little camera

                By cm314

                from philly, pa

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                I just got this camera as an upgrade to my old point-and-shoot and like it very much. It's compact and does well with low light. No complaints!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Very nice

                By Doc

                from Lubbock, Tx

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                The camera is used for typical everyday photos. We love the size and light weight of the camera, and the "non-slip" surface which we didn't know it had. Its a little difficult to learn to use, but mainly because its more advanced than other cameras we have had. first time Canon user and we hope its not the last. Some pictures aren't in good focus.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Camera for the money

                By b and h fan

                from ny

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                Great camera.

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                2.0

                Thankfully it was on sale

                By PMR

                from US

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • Poor Image Quality
                • Poor Image Stabilization
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Snapshots

                Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                Practically every camera I own is a Canon, and I had high hopes for this model. My purpose was to have something compact that took pretty darn good photos, at least better than a smart phone.

                Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Although lightweight and easy to carry, the touch screen is difficult to use, and navigation takes much longer than what I am used to. I have to tap several times to get to the right menu item. I find the older versions much more user friendly with the dials and push buttons.

                I have tried to connect thorugh Wi-Fi on two different servers in my home with no success, so that part of the package is useless to me.

                Photo quality is marginal, especially indoors. This was probably the most disappointing aspect of this camera. I shoot with both point-and-shoot Canons and DSLR Canons, and I will likely fall back to my older models for various reasons. I was about to get one for my husband, but when I ran into these issues, I cancelled by order. I would have sent this back item had it not been so drastically reduced in price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Really Good Camera

                By Mailman

                from Downey, California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  I've only had this little jewel for two weeks. It feels really good in your hands and takes very nice photographs. I read some negative opinions in other reviews; though, respectfully, I think they were written by inexperienced people. The touch screen seems fine too. I haven't tried the wifi option yet. The video is also excellent. The shutter response is good, as is the auto focus. Once the wrist strap is attached you can hold the camera in the palm of your hand, very convenient and good for candid shots of your children. The price I paid at B&H was really inexpensive.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  dissapointed

                  By schak attack

                  from chicago il.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • size

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Overall Quality
                  • Poor Flash
                  • Poor Image Quality
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  pix quality fair, not good.
                  WFI setup terrible.
                  Low light quality awful.
                  touch screen slow and lacking.
                  worst Cannon product I ever had

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                  5.0

                  Good product fast shipping

                  By wing

                  from 48183

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • Limited Zoom
                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (Black):

                  canon made good camera.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Small but good

                  By Jbe

                  from New York

                  Comments about PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera (White):

                  Really small camera but very good at what it's supposed to do.

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