• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 336mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 336mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Canon 530 HS

Canon 530 HS over Canon 520 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact 12x zoom; Optical image stabilization; Full HD movies; Handheld Night Scene mode; Good shutter lag time.

  • Uses microSD media; Short battery life; Flash is weak; Soft at telephoto; Tiny buttons.

  • Slim and stylish camera body designed with Canon's classic "box-and-circle" look; highly portable, versatile 12x lens; gorgeous 3.2-inch screen.

  • Built-in WiFi could be easier to use; not everyone will like the touchscreen; average image quality and below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-HX5V

Canon 520 HS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • More dots on screen
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Longer exposure
Canon 530 HS
Sony DSC-HX5V
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $294
  • 1/2.4 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon SD4500 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Fast startup
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 530 HS
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm T300

Canon 520 HS
Fujifilm T300
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Fujifilm T300
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Canon 520 HS
Ricoh CX5
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
Canon 530 HS
Ricoh CX5
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
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