• 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 WX80

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX80
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 530 HS
Sony WX80
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S5300

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 530 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon S6800

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 530 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $170
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $153
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Canon 530 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $153
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 140 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Canon 530 HS
Canon 140 IS
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
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