CANON SX520 HS POWERSHOT 16MP 42X Digital Camera
Image Capture Device
Type 16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixel Approx. 16.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Focal Length 4.3 (W) - 180.6 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1008mm)
Digital Zoom 4.0x
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 System TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder Not available
3.0-inch TFT 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/6.0 (T)
Shutter Speed 1-1/2000 sec.
15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100-3200
Light Metering Method Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF.
** Metering frame is fixed to the center.
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)
White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Built-in Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
Flash Range 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.3 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.3m - 3.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Recycling Time 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Movie*3Shooting movies is possible with the movie button*1 Portrait, Smart Shutter*4, High-speed Burst, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks*2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect*3 Standard*4 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Photo Effects My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, color 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 Not Available
Normal: Approx. 1.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 10 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst mode)
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.Differs depending on the zoom position.
Storage Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC 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 (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
1) 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
2) 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424
3) 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480
4) 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
Number of Recordable Images
Note: SF=Superfine, F=Fine* When in Low Light or High-speed Burst.• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
Time of Recordable Movies
*1 Playback rate is 30 fps.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)
Still Images:Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
Displays playback position and shooting timeUsing the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels*2 Approximately 4 seconds*3 Slow motion available
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.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
USB, SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
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
Playback Time Approx. 5 hours
Operating Temperature 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.72 x 3.22 x 3.62in. / 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm
Weight 15.6 oz. / 441g (CIPA standard)
14.7 oz. / 417g (camera body only)