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PowerShot SX520 HS

Remarkable Zoom. Amazing Power.

Imagine capturing beautiful scenic panoramas, elusive wildlife, an athlete's intensity, or a child's wonder...all from a distance that won't interrupt the action. The PowerShot SX520 HS makes this kind of versatility easy with an incredible 42x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens. This camera was born to zoom, with features and systems designed to make high-magnification shooting with advanced Canon optics simple and spectacular. The Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS keep images clear and steady, while Zoom Framing Assist and a new Advanced Zoom Framing Assist function help you track and capture subjects, follow their movement and keep them in focus - whether you're shooting stills or super-lifelike 1080p Full HD video. And High Speed AF means reduced lag time. Truly impressive quality is yours with every shot - even in low light - thanks to a 16.0 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that together create the Canon HS SYSTEM. Use this sophisticated point-and-shoot wherever you go to capture memories with the quality and versatility they deserve.

*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
**32 predefined shooting situations for still images, and 21 predefined shooting situations for video.

$429.99 MSRP

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  • What's in the Box
    • PowerShot SX520 HS
    • Digital Camera Battery Pack NB-6LH
    • Battery Charger CB-2LY Lens Cap (with strap)
    • Neck Strap NS-DC11
    • (USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included.)
  • Type

    Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 42x Optical, 4x Digital and 168x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

  • Total MegapixelsApprox. 16.8 Megapixels
  • Effective PixelsApprox. 16 Megapixels
  • Focal Length4.3 - 180.6mm
    24 - 1008mm 35mm film equivalent
  • Digital ZoomApprox. 4x
  • Focusing Range
    • Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T))
    • Auto/Manual: 0.0 in. (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
    • Macro AF: 0.0 in. - 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)
  • Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
  • Optical ViewfinderNot available
  • LCD Monitor3-inch TFT Colour LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD PixelsApprox. 461,000 dots
  • LCD CoverageApprox. 100%
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1-1/2000 sec.
    • 15-1/2000 sec. (in TV and M modes)
  • White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
  • Built-in FlashAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off · Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Exposure Compensation±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File FormatDesign rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording FormatSuperfine / Fine
  • Number of Recording Pixels

    Still Images:

    [16:9]

    • Large: 4608 x 2592
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
    • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
    • Small: 640 x 360

    [3:2]

    • Large: 4608 x 2592
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
    • Medium 2: 2048 x 1638
    • Small: 640 x 424

    [4:3]

    • Large: 4608 x 3456
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
    • Medium 2: 2048 x 1536
    • Small: 640 x 480

    [1:1]

    • Large: 3456 x 3456
    • Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
    • Medium 2: 1536 x 1536
    • Small: 480 x 480

    *2304 x 1728 (M) when in High-speed Burst or Low Light

  • Erase Modes
    • Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
    • The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased)
    • Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
  • Video OutNTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio OutStereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Other

    USB, SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

  • Power Source

    Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)

  • Shooting Capacity

    Approx. 210 shots
    Approx. 290 shots in ECO Mode

    Video Recording Time: Approx. 50 min

  • Operating Temperature32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
  • Operating Humidity10–90%
  • Dimensions4.72 x 3.62 x 3.22 in.
    120 x 91.9 x 81.7mm
  • WeightApprox. 15.56 oz (441g) including the battery and memory card.
    Approx. 14.71 oz (417g) camera only.