Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera (Black)

BH #CAPSSX520B • MFR #9544B001
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 16MP 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 42x Optical Zoom f/3.4-6.0 Lens
  • 24-1,008mm (35mm Equivalent)
The black PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera from Canon is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a long 42x optical zoom f/3.4-6.0 lens equivalent to 24-1,008mm in 35mm format. The SX520 combines this image sensor with the DIGIC 4+ processor to create the Canon HS System which is designed to provide quality imagery in low-light situations. Also, the lens has an Intelligent IS system with eight different modes optimized to different shooting situations.
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Canon SX520 HS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Canon HS System
  • 342x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 4Intelligent IS with Eight Modes
  • 5Full HD Video Recording
  • 6Zoom Framing Assist
  • 7Hybrid Auto
  • 8Smart AUTO
  • 9Other Features

The black PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera from Canon is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor and a long 42x optical zoom f/3.4-6.0 lens equivalent to 24-1,008mm in 35mm format. The SX520 combines this image sensor with the DIGIC 4+ processor to create the Canon HS System which is designed to provide quality imagery in low-light situations. Also, the lens has an Intelligent IS system with eight different modes optimized to different shooting situations.

In addition to stills, the SX520 is capable of full high definition 1920 x 1080p video recording which can be monitored using the 3.0" 461k-dot TFT-LCD screen on the rear of the camera. There is also a high speed autofocus system to ensure you are getting sharp images as fast as possible. Another ability of the camera is Zoom Framing Assist which will automatically zoom the lens in or out in order to track the movement of a subject when shooting at extreme telephoto focal lengths.

Numerous shooting modes are available, including Smart AUTO for intelligently selecting the best settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations. Creative Shot mode generates photos with artistically adjusted tone and color based on your original image. And, Hybrid Auto mode allows you to record a few seconds of video with every photograph you take and will then automatically compile them into a single video.

Canon HS System

The camera combines the power of a 16-megapixel 1/2.3" High-Sensitivity CMOS image sensor with that of the DIGIC 4+ image processor to create images with low noise and excellent sharpness even in low-light conditions. this processor provides a processing improvement of approximately 60% over previous generations and allows video recording at 30p in full high definition. The HS system also enables quality video to be recorded at up to ISO 3200 or up to ISO 6400 in low light mode.

42x Optical Zoom Lens

With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-1,008mm, the 42x optical f/3.4-6.0 zoom lens featured on the SX520 allows you to take wide angle to extreme telephoto shots. This lets you take in an entire scene with the wide angle to the fine details with the extreme telephoto.

Intelligent IS with Eight Modes

Featuring eight different modes, the Intelligent IS will optically stabilize the images in a wide variety of conditions. It will automatically determine what settings are best for the scene you are shooting in order to provide the best form of stabilization. During still image shooting it will switch between Normal IS for a wide range of camera movement, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS which corrects for shift-type shake, or Tripod mode which turns of the stabilizer since it is not needed. Video recording benefits from Dynamic IS which is useful at wide focal lengths, Power IS which compensates for movement at telephoto focal lengths, Macro (Hybrid) IS which corrects for movement while walking as well as shift-type shake, and Active Tripod IS which compensates for slight camera shake.

Full HD Video Recording

With the ability to record at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (29.97 fps), you can have full high definition video for viewing on an HDTV. This camera also features a dedicated movie button and can zoom while shooting.

Zoom Framing Assist

This feature will have the camera automatically zoom in or out to keep a subject in frame and in focus when using extreme telephoto focal lengths.

Hybrid Auto

This mode records a few seconds of video with every still image capture. It then automatically compiles the recordings into a single HD video at the end of the day.

Smart AUTO

Automatically selects the best shooting settings for the camera based on the scene. It can select from 32 predefined settings for still images and from 21 settings for video recording.

Other Features

  • Can accept 67mm filters with the use of the FA-DC67A adapter
  • Built-in flash with maximum range of 18'
  • Mini HDMI connector for viewing images and video on a television
  • Full manual, shutter priority, aperture priority, and program shooting modes available
  • Built-in flash with wide angle range of 1.6-18' and telephoto range of 4.3-9.8'
  • Continuous shooting speed up to 10 fps in high-speed burst mode
  • Curved grip designed to reduce strain on your fingers and minimize shake a long focal lengths
  • Front dial makes adjusting settings more convenient

Canon SX520 HS Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Video
Flash
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
External Flash ConnectionNone
Environmental
WaterproofNone
Physical
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 6.3 x 4.9"
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WILL THE ADAPTER FILTER WORK WITH MY SX520????
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately no, the filter adapter is not compatible with the SX520.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does this camera have a pause button?
Asked by: Anonymous
This discontinued camera is no longer available but does not offer a separate pause button.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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i'm having trouble with the camera. It says it shoots in 1920 x 1080 when making videos. But when I record for my youtube channel it ends up like 480. It has blurry pixels in the back. I thought at first it could be the lighting so I changed my setting but that didn't help. Everywhere around my figure in the video has blurry pixels, and even on my face it's blurry.
Asked by: Janie L.
It sounds like you need to change your settings on YouTube. You are probably recording in HD but not uploading in HD. Check your settings on YouTube to ensure the highest resolution when you upload so that it does not convert to a lower resolution.
Answered by: Scott S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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how do you change the aperture on this camera?i tried a bunch of web sites but none were clear
Asked by: Anonymous
First put it into Manual mode, turn the dial to M. Then scroll, using the dial which is just the picture taking button.
Answered by: Dorothy C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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How many batteries does it use?
Asked by: Anonymous
Una , haciendo cerca de 200 fotos diarias
Answered by: ROCIO A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can the NB-6LH battery be charged?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Canon NB-6LH lithium-ion battery pack is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Answered by: Marcus Vinicius Figueiredo S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is an instruction manual included with the camera?
Asked by: Andy G.
No. You need to download it from Canon's site. I think there might be info on how to download it in the quick set-up guide that they do give you.
Answered by: Mary M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Would you recommend buying this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. It shoots great quality pictures and takes great videos. It is very customize-able yet very simple. Great starter point and shoot camera. I have it and i would definitely recommend it!
Answered by: Peter P.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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