Refurbished - Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS 10.1 Mp Digital Camera, (Black) - 6169B001

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I received the 520HS on Saturday. I am coming from the Canon SD1000, so I loved the fact that the 520HS is the same size, but 3/4 of an ounce lighter. You can read about the features on Canon's website. I really want to comment on the face recognition feature. I took some photos on my computer to set up the face recognition. Today, I took pictures of my daughter's three month old twin girls. I was amazed that the camera recognized their faces. The camera did not use flash even though we were indoors. I must say the pictures are truly amazing. They look like a professional photographer took them. I have read some negative reviews that claim the camera gives poor low light pictures. Some reviewers did not even have a micro SD card in the camera. Well, that is not the case. The DIGIC 5 processor is exceptional for indoor shooting without a flash. The reviewers complained that they already had SD cards and did not like the fact that they would have to get a Micro SD card. I got an 8GB, Class 10, micro SD with the Amazon name for $11.99. I can't comment on the battery life yet because I have not had to recharge it. I didn't get the 530HS because I had heard negative feedback about the touch screen. The only thing other than the touch screen that is different is that the 530HS has wi-fi. The 520HS cost at least $50 less. I am leaving on a cruise and will report back when I return.

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excellent ultra-close-up shots. Finds the correct focus point to target.

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good buy

on 5/29/2013

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on 8/16/2013

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Product Overview

In the twelve years since the original ELPH was instantly and universally proclaimed an icon of style, successive ELPH cameras have remained at the forefront of design even while boasting the very latest in digital technology. Now, opening a new era of ELPH design, the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS digital camera is both homage to the original ELPH and astonishing synthesis of Canon's leadership in technical advancements. A mere 0.76 inches thick, it is the world's thinnest 12x zoom camera*. Canon's pursuit of perfection has driven the development of new miniaturization including a new lens and new 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that, powered by Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor, create images as breathtakingly beautiful as the camera itself. It's also packed with the latest Canon technologies including 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 PowerShot ELPH 520 HS digital camera makes the ultimate style icon incredibly effortless.


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 6169B001
SKU 228195363
UPC 013803146769
UPC 14 00013803146769
Refurbished Yes
World's thinnest camera with a 12x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer and 28mm Wide-Angle lens.*
Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with Canon's DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional low-light performance up to ISO 3200.
Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
A 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD enables easy viewing.
Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 58 predefined shooting situations, and the new Face ID function adjusts focus and exposure priority based on pre-registered faces.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
Improved Movie Digest records a short 720p HD video clip right before shooting a photo and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video.
New Smooth Skin and Soft Focus scene modes allow you to capture more pleasing portraits.
High-Speed Burst Mode allows continuous shooting (6.8 fps) and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow playback in slow motion.
What's in the Box
Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS Digital Camera
NB-9L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.5V)
CB-2LB Battery Charger for NB-9L Battery
IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
WS-DC11 Wrist Strap
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
1-Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
Resolution Effective: 16.8 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 10.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 3648 x 2736 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions 3648 x 2048 @ 16:9
3648 x 2432 @ 3:2
3648 x 2736 @ 4:3
2736 x 2736 @ 1:1
2816 x 1584 @ 16:9
2816 x 1880 @ 3:2
2816 x 2112 @ 4:3
2112 x 2112 @ 1:1
1920 x 1080 @ 16:9
1600 x 1064 @ 3:2
1600 x 1200 @ 4:3
1200 x 1200 @ 1:1
640 x 360 @ 16:9
640 x 424 @ 3:2
640 x 480 @ 4:3
480 x 480 @ 1:1
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens EFL: 4-48mm (35mm equivalent: 28-336mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 5.6 (T)
Zoom Optical: 12x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Auto: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - Infinity
Normal: 2" (5.08 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 0.4" (1.02 cm) - 1.6' (48.77 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200
Shutter 15 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Face Detection, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Auto, Low Light
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 6.8 fps
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Remote Control None
Built-in Flash Yes: Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 8.2' (0.49 - 2.50 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 4.9' (1.01 - 1.49 m)
Memory Card Type microSD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Screen 3" LCD Rear Screen (461000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery NB-9L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.5VDC
AC Power Adapter CA-DC10 (Optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.43 x 2.12 x 0.76" / 8.71 x 5.38 x 1.93 cm
Weight 5.47 oz / 155g
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10.1
Color Black
Color Class Black
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 240
Optical Zoom (x) 12
Optical Zoom Range (x) 11.0 - 14.9
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 3648 x 2736

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