Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Black - 6160B001

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not sure why others can't get it to work

on 7/26/2012

I have had this camera for about a week now and I enjoy it. I already own the Sony NEX 7 but wanted something small enough that didn't have a ringtone. I agree with one reviewer that the white model should not have been matte. It is easy to stain the body with dirty fingers for example. I would use magic sponge to clean it though, just don't get it too wet. Let's be clear, this is not a smartphone when it comes to the touchscreen. The UI is working well for me and responsive. The wifi feature is working well with my iPhone and iPad and since I have photostream on the photos show up on my mac. I have not yet tried to link my camera to the computer. It does take good pictures and so far I am enjoying it. Read More

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great features

on 12/13/2012

great compact camera... Lots of nice features, night shots are impressive Read More

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Product Overview

Surpass Every Expectation.

For twelve years ELPH cameras have been coveted icons of design and innovation. Informed by that legacy yet stepping solidly into the future comes the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS. Beautifully sleek, this state-of-the-art camera is ready for the way you live now. Built-in Wi-Fi® lets you share images and beautiful 1080p Full HD videos virtually anywhere, while the 3.2-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD makes operation easy and interactive. So slim, it's hard to believe it packs a 28mm Wide-Angle lens with 12x Optical Zoom to capture just the image you want. Image quality is superb, with a 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for the clear low-light imaging of Canon's HS SYSTEM. It also comes equipped with the latest technological advancements like Smart AUTO with Face ID to ensure that every shot you capture is amazing.

Built-in WiFi®

Select PowerShot models feature built-in Wi-Fi® wireless technology making captured images and HD videos available easily for effortless sharing to friends and family. Compatible with Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n wireless standard), these cameras can connect with compatible home networks or to wireless access points. You can easily share your images and videos by signing up on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY –an online service that lets you store images to an online album, and share your images on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Upload images virtually anywhere, via your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® mobile devices by installing the free Canon CameraWindow app (the Android app is under development**). This app makes it easy to select and save images stored on your iOS device‡ and upload them to social networking sites, or email. Even without a mobile device, it is possible to send images to a PC, or even transfer images between Wi-Fi® enabled PowerShot cameras.


Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 6160B001
SKU 228642122
UPC 013803146394
UPC 14 00013803146394
Built-in WiFi® allows you to wirelessly share your images and video through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*; on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube or to a PC. Upload virtually anywhere on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® device with the free Canon CameraWindow app**, and even share images between Wi-Fi® enabled PowerShot cameras.
Slim design with 28mm Wide-Angle lens, 12x Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer deliver stunning images and allow you to capture more in your frame.
Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 10.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor for exceptional low-light performance.
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 3.2-inch wide touch panel PureColor System LCD offers easy and intuitive operation, and Touch Shutter makes shooting easy and interactive.
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.
What's in the Box
PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Body
Battery Pack NB-9L
Battery Charger CB-2LB
Wrist Strap WS-DC10
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Tech Specs
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical, 4.0x Digital and 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
10.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels
Approx. 16.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.1 Megapixels
Focal Length
4.0 (W) - 48.0mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 336mm)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) -infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
3.2-inch TFT Touch Panel Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)
Shutter Speed
1?1/4000 sec.
15?1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Exposure Control
Auto*, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
*Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
** Fixed to center.
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available when shooting movies)
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB)
? Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the background when the flash fires.
Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
Flash Range
1.6 - 8.2 ft. (W), 3.3 - 4.9 ft. (T), (50cm - 2.5m (W), 1.0 - 1.5m (T))
* Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
Auto*1, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 2.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 6.1 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs according to zoom position.
Image Storage
Storage Media
microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine, Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (2-channel Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
Large: 3648 x 2048, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
Large: 3648 x 2423, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
Large: 3648 x 2736, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
Large: 2736 x 2736, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
[iFrame Movie]
1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Super Slow Motion Movie]
640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3
[Miniature Effect]
1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4
[Other than the above]
1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1
*3 Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1
*4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1
*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3.2
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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