Editors Liked

  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • 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