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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1096 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and zoom. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the storage and memory. There are some mixed views about the exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and portability. The zoom and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the flash and size.

usability, price, zoom, portability, design

durability, lens, size, flash

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 699 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and screen get mixed views. Many are negative about the flash and storage.

usability, price, zoom, performance, image quality

viewfinder, shutter, memory, storage, flash

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX520 HS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the price and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

zoom, usability, image quality, performance, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot digital cameras

 

Canon PowerShot digital compact cameras : Canon is proud to introduce two new lightweight bridge cameras, the PowerShot SX520 HS and PowerShot SX400 IS. Boasting 42x and 30x optical zooms, both PowerShot cameras incorporate Canon's leading optical...

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS compact camera will be available from August 2014 for 299 Euro. The Canon PowerShot SX400 IS superzoom camera will be available in September 2014 for €219 Euro. Retail prices vary from country to country. Availability of...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

 

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera : The PowerShot SX520 HS is the latest super-zoom camera from Canon. It is designed to give users the versatility and telephoto reach they need to capture subjects from far distances, the new PowerShot camera is...

In Europe the camera will be available in August 2014 for an estimated retail price of €359 / £299. In the USA the camera will retail in September 2014 for an estimated retail price of $399.99. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review

 

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...

Cramming a big 42x optical zoom into a compact body with a small-ish sensor is never going to make for the best of bedfellows if the ultimate in image quality is your aim, but we’d argue the 16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more about...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Canon SX520 HS Review

 

Canon seems to have hit a sweet spot with its SX500-series long-zoom digital cameras. Both the original Canon SX500 HS and followup SX510 were big sellers, thanks to the combinatioon of generous zoom reach and an affordable pricetag. Now, the...

It will be interesting to see whether this new formula -- essentially, more zoom for more money -- pays off for Canon quite as well as did the previous strategy!

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review: Full In-depth Hands-on

 

Last month Canon unveiled the newest member of their SX series the Canon Powershot SX520 HS. The camera features Canon's ZoomPlus technology and promises to capture sharp images of distant moving objects. To find out more check out our Canon Powershot...

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...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Canon SX520 HS review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a compact bridge style super-zoom with a 42x optically stabilized lens and a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Launched in July 2014 it's an update to the PowerShot SX510 HS launched a year earlier. The new PowerShot SX520 HS...

42x zoom lens ; 2nd control dial ; Framing Assist buttons for zoom location and stabilization

No electronic viewfinder ; No built-in Wifi ; No super slow motion video ; Lacks customization options

The PowerShot SX520 HS is numerically the model ahead of last year's SX510 HS, but Canon's made a number of decisions that make it feel quite different overall. One of the SX510's big selling points was its compactness, which Canon has sacrificed to a...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS camera

 

This camera packs a 24-1008mm zoom lens for serious close-ups

42x optical zoom lens ; Simple operation and clean layout

No electronic viewfinder ; LCD screen lacks a hinge

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review

 

42x optical zoom available with Digic 4+ processor

Long zoom ; Manual control ; Zoom Framing Assist

No Wi-Fi ; No touchscreen ; No raw format shooting

A good performer and all-round flexible camera for those looking for a holiday, travel or family camera.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS camera

 

This camera packs a 24-1008mm zoom lens for serious close-ups

42x optical zoom lens ; Simple operation and clean layout

No electronic viewfinder ; LCD screen lacks a hinge

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon SX520 HS review

 

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

Sep, 2014

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX540 Digital Camera w/ 50x Optical...
Powerful 50x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer for outstanding optical performance
$179.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX520 16Digital Camera with 42x...
42x Optical Zoom (24-1008mm) and 24mm Wide-Angle lens
$249.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX530 Digital Camera w/ 50X Optical...
Powerful 50x Optical Zoom lets you capture the details that make your photography stand out
$150.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16.0 MP CMOS Digital Camera...
Powerful 50x Optical Zoom (24–1200mm); 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the Canon...
$220.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS (Black)
Powerful 40x Optical Zoom with Intelligent IS helps optimize image stabilization for virtually shake free...
$394.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera with 50x...
Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
$249.00 TO SHOP
Canon Powershot SX60 16.1MP Digital Camera 65x...
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows wireless transferring of images and video ; Power Source...
$335.00 TO SHOP
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS 16.0 MP 50x Opt Zoom 1080p...
This Bundle Includes Canon USA Warranty
$279.00 TO SHOP
Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide...
2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD,1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty
$218.00 TO SHOP
Canon Powershot SX530 HS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with...
This Exclusive Camera Bundle Includes: Canon Powershot SX530 HS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 50x Optical...
$279.00 TO SHOP

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