Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

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By Good Gear Guide on 75

With a 42x optical zoom lens, Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is greatly capable of bringing distance objects very close. Consider it if you want a camera to take on holidays, or simply if you just want a versatile everyday camera to capture moments with...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

There's a lot to like about the SX520 HS. It's relatively compact and light for a bridge camera and is a doddle to use. That said, if you fancy getting creative, the extensive manual options and DSLR-like control wheel are welcome features. Whatever...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Some interesting features, but the Canon SX520 HS is outdone by rivals for quality and...

By PhotographyBLOG on 70

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a new super-zoom camera. Incorporating a 42x otical zoom with optical image stabilisation, a 16-megapixel CMOS imager, and a dedicated movie button that enables users to easily record 1080p Full HD videos, the PowerShot...

By TechRadar AU on

It's good to see Canon updating the 510HS as it's been a while, however, arguably the company has played it pretty safe here. A 42x optical zoom is a very good range, but it's not market leading. There's also nothing particularly exciting, such as Wi-Fi...

By The Imaging Resource on

There are a few other changes of particular note. The Canon SX520 HS now has a faster shutter speed of 1/2,000 second, where the earlier model was limited to 1/1,600 second, and its flash is a little more powerful, too. Unfortunately, battery life has...

By Digit on 70

There are a range of bridge cameras in the market today and the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS feels like just another addition. However the performance of the camera is quite impressive, especially the 42x zoom capability. This is a great camera for hobbyists...

By Gadgets360 on 80

Canon's new PowerShot SX520 HS makes it easy to shoot photographs and is indeed a great travel companion for novice photographers thanks to the hand-holding it offers in the form of features such as Framing Assist. Save for the absence of shooting in...

International Review By on 69

Pros: Zoom ottico 42x, buon grandangolo 24mm, autofocus abbastanza veloce e preciso, modalità macro a "0 cm", prezzo interessante per una superzoom

Cons: Schermo non snodato, assente il mirino elettronico, raffica molto limitata, alcuni controlli sono scomodi da raggiungere

International Review By on

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By on

Canon SX520 HS would be a delight for those who are in search for a budget compact camera with maximum possible reach. You can buy cameras with better 50X or even 60X zoom but none of them would be as compact as this guy. We highly recommend this camera...