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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1548 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The zoom and price also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the storage and memory, while views about the exposure and shutter are different.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (ephotozine.com)

Canon Powershot SX520 HS Review

 

Ben Andrews reviews the new Canon Powershot SX520 HS with 42x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation.

Decent image quality ; Fast, reliable performance ; 42x optical zoom ; Manual control ; Plenty of effects modes ; Relatively compact

No panorama or HDR modes ; No EVF, GPS or Wi-Fi ; Average screen quality ; Mediocre battery life

There’s a lot to like about the SX520 HS. It’s relatively compact and light for a bridge camera and is a doddle to use. That said, if you fancy getting creative, the extensive manual options and DSLR-like control wheel are welcome features. Whatever...

Oct, 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 : 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 : 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 : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS camera

 

With a 42x optical zoom lens, Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS is greatly capable of bringing distance objects very close. Consider it if you want a camera to take on holidays, or simply if you just want a versatile everyday camera to capture moments with ...

42x optical zoom lens ; Simple operation and clean layout

No electronic viewfinder ; LCD screen lacks a hinge

Mar, 2015

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