Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

PowerShot SX520 HS - 16MP, 4608x3456, 1/2.3" CMOS, DIGIC 4+ iSAPS, JPEG, MOV, USB, miniHDMI, 441g

Canon
9544B001
30-07-2014
Versatile zoom power
Capture everything from superbly detailed long-range close ups to great group shots and stunning landscapes with this compact bridge camera. It packs a huge 42x optical zoom in a small, lightweight body that’s easy to carry wherever you go.

Effortlessly keep track of your subject
It’s simple to keep track of distant subjects at high zoom. Simply press a button and Zoom Framing Assist quickly zooms the camera out of the scene - so you can relocate your subject - zooming back the moment it’s released. Improved Auto mode automatically zooms out when the subject leaves the frame and helps you keep your subject at a preset size.

Comfortable, steady shooting
Designed with your comfort in mind, you can enjoy steadier shots even at full zoom and shoot comfortably for longer periods thanks to a refined ergonomic grip.

Clear shots in any light
Day or night your images will be just as you remember them. Canon’s HS System excels in low light so it’s easy to capture the real atmosphere of precious moments without using flash or a tripod. 16.0 Megapixels mean you can enjoy exceptional quality, detailed images and poster-sized prints.

Sharp results every time
There’s no need to worry about camera shake ruining your results thanks to an intelligent optical Image Stabilizer. This camera automatically adapts and ensures sharp, detailed photos and videos even if you’re shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light.

Stunning images with ease
Shooting great photos or movies is effortless with Smart Auto, which chooses the perfect camera settings for you – whatever the scene. Hybrid Auto creates a fun HD (720p) movie summary of all the day’s shots for you to enjoy.

Always capture the moment
Life is fleeting. Don’t miss a single precious moment and capture stunning fast action with this highly responsive camera, which features high-speed continuous shooting.

Play with your creativity
Surprise family and friends with your creative flair. Creative Shot intelligently captures six images of the same subject with various artistic effects. Or explore a range of creative modes - from adding a fish eye effect to making scenes in stills or movies look like miniature scale models.

Enhance your skills
Explore the creative possibilities of Full Manual control. Experiment with light entering the camera to enhance your photographic skills and take your creativity to the next level.

Realistic movies at your fingertips
Making great movies is easy. With one touch of a button you can shoot superb Full HD movies at 30fps with stereo sound. Shoot on the move and you can still enjoy superb, sharp results.

Storage

Compatible memory cards 
SD, SDHC, SDXC

Video

Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Full HD 
Y
Resolution at capture speed
1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps
Video formats supported 
AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Analog signal format system 
NTSC, PAL
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Self-timer 
2, 10s
Built-in flash 
Y

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge 
Y
HDMI 
Y
HDMI connector type
Mini

Power

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery type 
NB-6LH
Number of batteries supported 
1

Display

Display 
TFT
Display resolution (numeric) 
461000 pixels
Field of view
100%

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Built-in microphone 
Y
Audio formats supported 
PCM

Lens system

Optical zoom 
42x
Digital zoom 
4x
Lens structure (elements/groups) 
13/10
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.3 - 180.6 mm
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
2.4 cm
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
100.8 cm
Minimum aperture number 
3.4
Maximum aperture number 
6
Combined zoom
168x

Camera

Camera type 
Bridge camera
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Playback zoom (max)
10x
Camera file system
DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Histogram
Y
Languages support 
Multi
Orientation sensor 
Y
Built-in processor
DIGIC 4+

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Focus
TTL
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock
Y
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Auto, Manual

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity 
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto
Light exposure modes 
Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light exposure correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Y
ISO sensitivity (max)
3200
ISO sensitivity (min)
100

Flash

Flash modes 
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash exposure correction
±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock
Y
Flash range (tele)
1.3 - 3m
Flash range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5m

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed 
1/2000s
Slowest camera shutter speed 
15s

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported 
Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows
Mac operating systems supported 
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%

Battery

Power source type 
Battery, USB
Battery life (CIPA standard)
210 shots

Packaging content

Bundled software 
ImageBrowser EX, CameraWindow, PhotoStitch
Batteries included
Y
Quick start guide 
Y

Picture quality

Megapixel 
16 MP
Sensor type 
CMOS
Image sensor size
25.4/58.4 mm (1/2.3")
Maximum image resolution 
4608 x 3456 pixels
Image stabilizer 
Y
Total megapixels 
16.8 MP
Still image resolution(s) 
3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480
Image formats supported 
JPG

Weight & dimensions

Width 
12 cm
Depth 
9.19 cm
Height 
8.17 cm
Weight (including battery)
441g