The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS combines a redesigned lens and 12x zooming power with a stylish, compact design to create a camera measuring a mere 0.76 inches thin. The advanced technology of the 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 processor help produce outstanding still and video captures.
12x Optical Zoom and UA Lens Technology
The 12 x Optical Zoom is custom designed to fit the incredibly thin profile of the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS, with a lens range equivalent to 28-336mm in 35mm full frame. The wide range is ideal for capturing landscapes, group shots and cityscapes. The optical zoom insures that all images are crisp and clear at all settings, with virtually any subject within reach.
The UA Lens technology provides optical performance in a compact lens, using molded glass with an ultra-high refractive index in aspherical lens elements. The result is a reduced lens size without image aberrations, while capable of capturing astounding image quality
Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM combines the 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor to produces bright, clear photos in a wide range of shooting situations. Low light shots can be achieved with maximum highlight and shadow detail and minimal noise, up to an ISO 3200.
The PowerShot ELPH 520 HS features Intelligent IS, which analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for a specific shooting situation. For stills captures, the system automatically selects from Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. With video, the automatic selections are Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. Each setting insures the steadiest possible image, so concentration can be on capturing the subject while the camera handles the rest.
HDTV Playback via HDMI and iFrame capability
Enjoy and share the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS videos by simply connecting from the HDMI terminal directly to an HDTV using an optional HDMI cable, sold separately. CEC-enabled HDTV options include playback control of still and video images through compatible remote control units.
For computer options, video capture using the Apple iFrame format speeds up importing and editing. File sizes are kept small for convenience during upload or sending video by e-mail. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Macs and is also compatible with Windows video applications without the need for file conversion.
PureColor System LCD
The PowerShot ELPH 520 HS features a 461,000 dot high resolution three inch PureColor LCD screen for easy viewing and framing of shots. The screen delivers exceptional clarity and true-to-life color, with a wide view to see the image clearly at almost any angle, plus a scratchproof and dust repellent fluorine coating for durability.
Smart AUTO and Face ID
The expanded Smart AUTO makes it easier than ever to capture stills and video, through 58 predefined shooting situations. Simply frame the shot, and the camera does the rest by selecting the best scenario to insure the best results. Difficult scenarios such as moving subjects, night scenes or backlighting are captured effortlessly with the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
Face ID allows the camera to recognize and capture specific individuals, adjusting focus and exposure for up to twelve individual faces. Once a face is registered, the camera will adjust focus and exposure, even against a busy backround or in profile. Images of specific individuals can also be searched by name. For infants, the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS disables the flash and captures three successive images when a smile is detected.
High-Speed Burst Mode and Super Slow Motion
Capture professional style action shots with the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS with the High-Speed Burst mode that captures up to 6.8 frames per second. Fast captures are ideal for sporting events or when the subject is constantly moving.
720p Movie Digest
The Movie Digest feature records four seconds before each still shot as a video, edits automatically within the camera and then produces a short movie in 720p. With the included ImageBrowser EX software, easily delete any unwanted scenes and then view the final result on an HDTV.
Smooth Skin and Soft Focus Scene Modes
The PowerShot ELPH 520 HS features scene modes that instantly mimic the effects of post-production editing and special filters.
Smooth Skin takes away dullness, fine wrinkles and harsh shadows, subtly smoothing and brightening skin for beautiful faces. . Smooth Skin Effect can be set to Low, Medium or High; Skin Tone Color can be turned off. The Lighter Skin Tone or Darker Skin Tone options are designed to counteract shadows and improve visibility.
Soft Focus creates a hazy ambiance that's perfect for nostalgic portraits, romantic shots, wedding photos and more. The mode can be set to Low, Medium or High depending on the effect desired.
PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical, 4x Digital, and 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
10.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 16.8 Megapixels
Approx. 10.1 Megapixels
4.0 (W) - 48.0mm (T)
(35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 336mm (T))
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Optical Viewfinder: N/A
3.0-inch TFT Color with wide-viewing angle
Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
15-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot (Fixed to center)
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
Exposure Control Method:
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control:
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
1.6 - 8.2 ft. (W), 3.3 - 4.9 ft. (T) (50 cm - 2.5 m (W), 1.0 - 1.5 m (T))
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.5 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: N/A
Auto*, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter**, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
Movies: One touch activation of the Movie button
* Smart Auto also available for movies
** Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color (Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone )
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
* Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control: N/A
Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in P Mode)
Approx. 6.8 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs according to zoom position
Storage Media (not included):
microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format:
JPEG Compression Mode:
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio data; Linear PCM (2 channel stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels:
Large: 3648 x 2048, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584,
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
Large: 3648 x 2432, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
Large: 3648 x 2736, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
Large: 2736 x 2736, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112,
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
[Super Slow Motion Movie]
640 x 480 (Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 29.97 fps)
320 x 240 (Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 29.97 fps)
1280 x 720
640 x 480
Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 29.97 fps
[Other than the above]
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Actual frame rates are 23.976 or 29.97 fps.
Playback Modes File:
- Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
- Videos: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Special Playback, Editing, Resume
*Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
Select image, select range, all images (all filtered images)
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) unified type of digital, audio, and video)
Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; miniSD Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-speed cable
Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-9L
Optional Power Source:
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10, included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC70
(each sold seperately)
Approx. 190 shots
Approx. 4 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D):
3.43 x 2.12 x 0.76 in / 87.1 x 53.9 x 19.2mm
Approx. 5.47 oz. (155g) (Including the battery and memory card)
Approx. 4.76 oz. (135g) (Camera only)
Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian and Vietnamese.)
Specifications subject to change without notice