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Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera pays homage to the original ELPH and is testament to Canon's technical advancements. At a mere 0.76-inches, it is the world's thinnest 12x zoom camera. This Canon PowerShot camera includes a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that, powered by Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates breathtakingly beautiful images. The black digital camera also features Smart AUTO with new Face ID and Full HD Video. Brimming with a full range of advanced technologies that automatically optimize the image quality of every shot, the Canon PowerShot 10.1MP digital camera makes photography effortless. Note: Memory card not included. Purchase of a memory card is highly recommended.
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Customer Recommendation83%5 out of 6reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

Love this camera

12/26/2012
By ,
Hot Springs, AR
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I just got this camera a few days ago and I love it, although I don't see how it is the worlds thinnest camera, my last digital camera was a little thinner than this one, but it still fits in your pocket. It snowed yesterday, so I was able to try out the snow setting and it's great! I love all the settings, so much to choose from. Good quality pictures. Good low light pictures.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:14 - 18
Gender:Female
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+8points
Review 2 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

Great Small Camera

12/10/2012
By ,
irvine, Ca
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Love this camera! Takes great pictures and also small enough to carry in your purse or pocket. I was very pleased with the clarity of the pictures I took. I got this camera on sale and it is worth every penny. A great buy!!
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+6points
Review 3 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

I'm returning it.

05/25/2013
By ,
Wisconsin
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
I used this camera in both auto and "P" mode with a variety of settings. All the pictures look great on the screen, and even on the computer, but once they are printed (I printed at Walgreens, closer to my home), they are very grainy and do not hold a candle to the prints of my Nikon Coolpix L20 that is 4 years old and has been dropped a few times. The color is way off and they are not sharp at all. I figured out to lighten up the images using i-contrast, in the menu when viewing photos, after I had already printed a batch, and again they look good on the screen but I am not sure how they will look when printed. If they are like all the rest, grainy also. There were a few photos that were good, but I would say about 5 out of 40 only. I am going to return this camera and purchase another Nikon Coolpix. I am going to spend a little bit more money to get the P510 model, because I eventually want to do more manual shots than auto. But even if I did not want to spend more money, I would still go back to Nikon Coolpix as the prints are A LOT more sharp and vivid.
Product Attributes:
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
-1point
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Posted 07/02/2013
If they look great on the computer print them somewhere else or make sure your data transfer method to the print shop is correct and not compressed somehow.
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Review 4 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

I was surprised with the low light photos!

06/28/2013
By ,
Jacksonville
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I had read reviews on the Internet about this camera and some
were not very good. One talked about short battery life and one about blurry pictures. I still bought the camera and hoped my experience would be different. I take volunteer photos for Find a Grave. I went straight to the cemetery after I fully charged the battery. I was taking pictures in the 2 megapixel automatic mode. I was able to photographed the entire section and the battery was still not depleted. I took a total of 448 photos. It was a cloudy and overcast. As I stated I was using the auto mode. The flash didn't have to flash many times. I at the time thought it should have flashed. Well, the photos turned out great! Didn't have to add any light to any of them. I am quite happy. I plan on ordering a couple of more batteries and I should be able to get around 1500 photos! The camera is easy to use. I took a photo when I arrived home of a tree stump in a big lake near my house . It is over a hundred feet from the area I was standing. I used the full 10 megapixel and the zoom. I was shocked at the detail that the photo had. I am happy with my purchase and it will certainly save me a lot of time in edits that I have had to do with my previous two cameras doing the same type of photos.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+2points
Review 5 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

Perfect to take with me everywhere

04/17/2013
By ,
Syracuse NY
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This camera goes everywhere with me as it is the perfect size for my purse or pocket. The pictures are great. I am very pleased!
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+2points
Review 6 for Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Black 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, HD Movie Recording

Light & compact with essential features

05/16/2013
By ,
Amarillo, Texas
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Light & compact with essential features
Easy to operate without reading instructions
Long battery life
Tracking feature on auto focus improve shots
Zoom optical and zoom digital lets you shoot like a pro
Shoots fast to capture sports action shots and candid shots at that "Moment"
Bought based on Consumer's reports, Walmart has the best package deal
Product Attributes:
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
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