CANON PowerShot SX520 HS

$449.00 $439.00

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Product Description

PowerShot SX520 HS

Focus in on your world with a 42x SuperZoom.Designed for travellers wanting to zoom into their subjects with ease, the PowerShot SX520HS features a 42x Optical Zoom lens and Zoom Framing Assist, so you can get closer to the action. Fully equipped with a DiG!C 4+ processor and 16 MegaPixel sensor, this SuperZoom is the ideal travel companion.

42x optical zoom and 84x zoom plus

42x Optical Zoom and 84x Zoom Plus

Means you can get closer to the action with ease.
Zoom framing assist

Zoom Framing Assist

Helps to keep the subjects in the frame at high magnification.
Optical image stabilizer with intelligent IS

Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS

Means you can capture sharp, crisp images and smooth, steady movies without shake.
Creative filters

Creative Filters

Express your creativity with six creative filters (Fish-eye, Miniature, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster effect).
Full manual modes

Full Manual Modes

Take control and exercise your skills with Manual, AV and TV modes.
Full HD movie mode

Full HD Movie Mode

Never miss any detail of the action with full HD (1080p) movies at 30p.

Detailed Specifications

Image Sensor


1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 16 Megapixels

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor


DiG!C 4+


Focal Length

4.3 (W) – 180.6 (T) mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1008 mm)


Optical 42xZoomPlus 84x

Maximum f/number

f/3.4 – f/8.0


13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses, 1 double-sided aspherical lenses)

Image Stabilization

YES – lens shift-type, Intelligent IS




AF System / Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Face AiAF, Tracking AF, Centre, AF-Point Zoom, Servo AF, Continuous AF, MF Point Zoom, Safety MF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Assist Beam


Exposure Control

Metering Modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock


Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic



1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)15 – 1/2000 sec. (in TV and M modes)

White Balance




Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Colour Matrix



LCD Monitor


7.5 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G (TFT)Approx. 461,000 dots


Approx. 100%


Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD



Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

YES – fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction


Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock


Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm – 5.5 m (W) / 1.3 m – 3.0 m (T)



Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst, Low Light (4.0 MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie (21 scenes detected)

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red)

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 1.6 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)[1}[2]High-speed Burst HQ: 10 shots/sec.

Recording Pixels/Compression

Image Size

4:3 – (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 – (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 3603:2 – (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 4241:1 – (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480


Superfine, Fine


HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fpsMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.25 fps, 1.5fpsHybrid Auto Movie (HD) 30 fps

Movie Length

(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. [3](L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour [2]

File Types

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant


MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo)]

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge


Yes – via USB

Other Features

Zoom Framing Assist

Seek and Lock functions

Red-Eye Correction

YES – during shooting and playback

Intelligent Orientation Sensor




Playback zoom

Approx. 2x – 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew



Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)


HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible), A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

Memory Card


SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Card

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

ndows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9


Browsing & Printing

ImageBrowser EX


CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility

Power Source


Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)

Battery Life

Approx. 190 shotsEco mode: 260 shotsApprox. 300 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery Pack NB-6LHBattery Charger CB-2LYEAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40


Interface cable IFC-400PCUAV Stereo Cable AVC-DC400ST

Physical Specifications

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9 mm


Approx. 441 g (including battery and memory card)


Powershot SX520 HS

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.Subject to change without notice.(1) Under conditions where the flash does not fire.(2) Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.(3) The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above


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