• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 28mm - 336mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $162 Average Retail $300 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 28mm - 336mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Canon 530 HS

Canon 530 HS over Canon 520 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

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 WX80

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX80
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 530 HS
Sony WX80
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 130 IS
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Canon 130 IS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer

Compared to Samsung WB30F

Canon 520 HS
Samsung WB30F
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Canon 530 HS
Samsung WB30F
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer

Compared to Nikon S6800

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Longer shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Canon 530 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Canon 530 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
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