Very compact and easy to carry, Good stills, Canon HS System, 12x optical zoom, Optical image stabilization, Very good 3-inch LCD screen rated 461K dots, Smart Auto with 58 options, 21 Scene and Effects modes, ISO range 100-3,200, Shutter speed range o...
Good-looking camera; remarkably compact for its 12x zoom lens.
Excellent design, impressive LCD screen, general image quality good
The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a good-looking camera that's remarkably compact for its 12x zoom lens.
High-speed burst mode, Good-looking and super portable, Quality photos and videos, Easy to use
Uses microSD media, Body has relatively sharp corners, Only 24fps video at 1080p, Spare battery a must, No video cable included, Images have soft corners, Soft in center at telephoto, Chromatic aberration at telephoto, Flash is weak, even with signific...
Poor battery life, Takes MicroSD format cards, Small buttons can be difficult to press, Reduced 2.5M resolution Burst mode.
Battery life is only fair, No manual controls, Buttons are very small, Poor image sharpness, Uses MicroSD cards for storage.
Button layout takes some adjusting to; relatively short battery life; photo and movie quality are disappointing given the camera's price tag.
High price premium, lacking advanced features
The 520 HS' button layout takes some adjusting to, its battery life is relatively short, and its photo and movie quality are disappointing given the camera's price tag.
Poor battery life, MicroSD only, Average low light performance at best
By Macworld on December 27, 2012
As digital photography approaches the point of ubiquity—it's not just about grabbing the camera for a Sunday afternoon at the park anymore; people are photographing everywhere, all the time—the trend in 2012 has been toward downsizing...50
By The Imaging Resource on August 09, 2012
I can easily recommend the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS to anyone looking for a slightly beyond-the-basics point-and-shoot digicam, particularly if portability is important. It has a good Smart Auto system with 58 options for aim-and-forget shooting....-
By Camera Labs on August 01, 2012
Canon ELPH 520 HS / IXUS 500 HS verdict The Canon ELPH 520 HS/ IXUS 500 HS sits near the top of the ELPH / IXUS range alongside the ELPH 530 HS / IXUS 510 HS which adds a 16:9 touch-screen and WiFi. Its headline feature is a 12x optical zoom which...82
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a camera which will give you a lot of satisfaction. No matter if you're a professional or an...-
By Steves Digicams on May 12, 2012
Canon continues to update their Digital ELPH line-up, and so far for 2012 they've added three new models; the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 520 HS and the ELPH 110 HS. The 520 HS holds the middle spot in this series, offering a few advantages over the 110 HS,...-
By Trusted Reviews on April 10, 2012
The Canon IXUS 500 HS is a compact camera that impresses at first sight. Not only is the model one of the most stylish currently on the market, but it also features a weighty specification to match its eye-catching looks. The combination of 10.1MP...-
By TechRadar on April 10, 2012
If you can manage to steady the camera enough to achieve consistently sharp results at full zoom then this proves rather more of a selling point, as does the fact that the optical zoom range can be accessed in video mode or for setting up stills. And,...60
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on April 09, 2012
The PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a very compact 12X-optical-zoom camera designed for casual shooters. It doesn't perform at the level we're used to seeing in Canon's cameras, and its MicroSD slot and lack of manual controls may give prospective...50
By CNET Asia on April 02, 2012
The Canon Ixus 500 HS is a good choice for those already happy with their smartphone's photos and movie clips, but looking for a cute little camera with a long zoom and faster performance....68
By What Digital Camera on March 30, 2012
The latest high-end model in Canon's IXUS series - the IXUS 500HS - features a 10MP CMOS sensor complete with Canon's HS system and DIGIC 5 processor. The sensor itself is backlit, promising improved performance on the standard variety of...89