Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16MP, 42x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, 3" LCD Screen, Black

Product information

The versatile Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is ideal for any occasion. With a range of shooting modes, a wide angle lens with huge optical zoom and 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, the SX520 is great for anyone from photography beginners to enthusiasts who want more control.

Capture fine details from further away
The incredible 42x optical zoom lens makes the SX520 ideal for getting close up shots of your subject without disturbing them. You can also get twice as close with minimal quality loss using ZoomPlus.

Keep track of moving objects
Following a moving subject while zoomed in can normally be tricky. With Zoom Framing Assist on the SX520, the camera will quickly zoom out by holding down a button, so you can relocate your subject and then zoom back in. Auto mode will automatically zoom out when your subject leaves the frame and help you keep it at a preset size.

Brilliant in any light
HS System excels in low light, allowing you to capture the real atmosphere of the moment without flash or a tripod. A high performance DIGIC 4+ image processor and high-sensitivity 16 megapixel backlit CMOS image sensor give superior image quality in all situations.

Clear results
An ergonomic grip makes the SX520 comfortable to hold and easier to keep steady, even when shooting at full zoom. Combined with the intelligent Optical Image Stabiliser, which automatically adapts to movement and camera shake, you can be sure that the SX520 will produce sharp, detailed photos and videos.

Produce great images with ease
Smart Auto mode chooses the perfect camera settings for you, whatever the scene, so you can shoot stunning photos and videos with ease. The SX520 features a wide range of modes, including various creative modes such as Fish Eye and miniature scale model effects and Full Manual, which will allow you to experiment with settings and take your creativity to the next level.

Unleash your creativity
Intelligent creative modes will help you show off your creative flair. Creative Shot captures six images of the same subject with various effects, while Hybrid Auto generates a fun HD movie summary of your day of shooting to show off to friends and family.

Full HD movies
Easily record Full HD movies (1080p) with stereo sound and optical zoom, with one touch of the Movie Record button. Enhanced Dynamic IS powerfully compensates for movement in movies for smooth results when shooting on the move.

Seize every shot
Capture the moment thanks to high speed shooting, which can capture 1.6 shots a second at full resolution, or an incredible 10 shots a second at a lower resolution.

Accessories Included
Neck Strap NS-DC11, Lens Cap, Battery Pack NB-6LH, Battery Charger CB-2LYE, AC Cable, User Manual Kit
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 210 shots per charge (290 in eco mode) or 300 min. playback
Brand
Canon
Built In Flash
Yes
Camera Type
Digital Bridge
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1. Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9
Connections
USB, HDMI mini out, AV
Continuous Shooting Speed
Approx. 1.6 shots/sec at full resolution. High-speed Burst (4.0MP): 10.0 shots/sec., up to 117 shots
Dimensions
H81.7 x W120 x D91.9 mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
YES
Display
3"
Face Detection
Yes
File Formats
SD, SDHC, SDXC
GPS
NO
Image Stabilisation
YES
Internal Memory
NO
Lens Aperture
f/3.4 - f/6.0
Lens Size
4.3-180.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-1008 mm)
Lens Type
Wide angle zoom
Macro
Yes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
9544B011AA
Maximum ISO Rating
3200
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
16.0MP
Memory Card Type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Model name / number
PowerShot SX520 HS
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
No
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes
Self Timer
Yes
Sensor Size
1/2.3"
Sensor Type
Back-illuminated CMOS
Shooting Modes
32
Shutter Speeds
1-1/2000 sec. (factory default). 15-1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Smile Detection
Yes
Sweep Panorama
NO
Touch Screen
NO
Tripod Thread
Yes
Type of Battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Viewfinder
No
Waterproof
NO
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
441g
Wi-Fi
No
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
168x
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom
42x

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Q & As

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Bridge Camera, HD 1080p, 16MP, 42x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, 3" LCD Screen, Black 3 5 2 2
Excellent camera This SX510 camera was highly reviewed elsewhere which led me to try and then purchase it. The controls are well positioned and easy to use, it is compact in size but packs plenty of zoom focus and has ample megapixel capacity for my requirements as a humble weekend and social snapper. For a compact camera, it is very easy to grip securely and I preferred its size to that of its big brother, the Canon Powershot SX50 which although a briliant camera, was too bulky for my requirements when I'm out with my family when space and ease of access are of prime importance (after my family - natch). It's easy to get too wrapped up in all the available reviews which can leave a buyer completely bamboozled. The John Lewis staff helped me narrow down my choice and I knew when I handled the SX510 that I had found my camera - it felt right for me and ticked all the boxes. Most importantly of all, I'm very pleased with my photos and the the pleasure they bring to my family and friends. At this price, for the ease of use and with these results, I highly recommend this camera. 28 May 2014
Pretty camera... This is a pretty looking camera, but the hype about what it can do is exaggerated. It claims to be WiFi and compatible with Apple iOS mobile and OS 10.9.2 Mac computers. Wrong; it is impossible to connect this camera to any device via WiFi, and they don't even supply a cable for connecting. So if your hoping to send images via WiFi, then this is not the camera for you... 06 May 2014
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