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Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS
Mark Peters : January 10th 2012 - 22:35 CET
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CanonCES 2012 NEWS - Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS camera : At the 2011 international Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Canon USA unveiled a new addition to its popular PowerShot Elph digital camera series; with the introduction of the stylish Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS compact camera. This new Canon camera is the world's thinnest digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and 28mm lens. The powerful Canon PowerShot 520 HS resurrects the original PowerShot Elph camera design with a more contemporary and radiant look and feel. The Canon camera has a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS image sensor along with a 12x Optical Zoom lens, ISO range of up to 3200 and wide-angle photography capabilities starting at 28mm. For digital photographers on the go, the Canon PowerShot Elph 520HS camera also supports Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities.

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS picture quality
Living up to its world wide reputation as leader in the digital camera market place, Canon has incorporated the powerful DIGIC 5 image processor into the HS System of the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS camera. Achieving better quality photographs in low-light settings, boasting faster operation and providing improved color accuracy, the DIGIC 5 image processor from Canon ensures users are able to produce high-quality pictures in the most difficult of lighting conditions. High-Speed Burst mode has also been included into the new Canon PowerShot Elph camera for continuous shooting up to 6.8 frames per second.

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Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS camera display
The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS compact camera offers a large 3-inch PureColor LCD display (461,000 dots) that makes it easy to view and frame your photos in high resolution. Many LCD screens on digital compact cameras use a striped arrangement of dots that works great for menus and text viewing, but is not ideal for imagery. The Canon 520 HS camera features a Pure-Color System LCD which uses a delta arrangement of dots, an arrangement that works better for the organic nature of photos and videos, allowing you to review your pictures with exceptional clarity and color. Furthermore, you can view the LCD display of the Canon PowerShot 520HS over a surprisingly wide angle.

Canon PowerShot Elph

Video recording with the Canon PowerShot Elph camera
In addition to the Canon HS System, the combination of the advanced CMOS image sensor and DIGIC 5 processor in the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS camera makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear HD video clips. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to record impressive Full HD video in 1080p with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HD-TV. It's never been easier to record videos with a Canon PowerShot camera. The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS has a dedicated movie record button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. And with this camera you can even use the full range of optical zoom when you're recording videos.

Canon PowerShot Elph 520HS

Canon PowerShot Elph 520HS photo functions
Advanced Smart Auto, available in the Canon PowerShot Elph 520HS, can detect up to 58 scenes varying from non-human moving subjects to people, landscapes, pets and vehicles, helping the digital camera to determine the best shooting mode. This advanced technology has been enhanced to include a new Face ID feature, allowing users to register up to 12 people on the camera and have the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS recognize and prioritize each person. When registering individuals on the camera, users can take up to five pictures of a subject at various angles or facial expressions and enter their name and birth date.

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Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS features
This allows the Canon PowerShot 520 HS digital camera to make one of three age distinctions: Babies (0 to 1 year old), Children (2 to 12 years old) or Adults (13 years or older). Based on these different categories, the Canon PowerShot Elph camera will give focus priority to the youngest recognized group in the frame and makes the photographs searchable as well with the ability to view only those images of a particular person. Further additions to this new feature are 'Smile Recognition' and 'Sleeping Face Recognition'. With Smile Recognition, the digital camera will take three consecutive pictures of a scene such as a smiling baby or of grandparents at a family get together and select the best out of the three for the final photo. For Sleeping Face Recognition the built-in flash, assist beam and sound is turned off for that precious moment to be captured while not disturbing one's sleep.

Canon PowerShot 520 HS

New Scene modes on the Canon PowerShot 520 HS
The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS makes it easier than ever to give your photos a professional look with new scene modes that instantly mimic the effects of post-production editing and special filters. Smooth Skin takes away dullness, fine wrinkles and harsh shadows, subtly smoothing and brightening skin for beautiful faces. Smooth Skin Effect can be set to Low, Medium or High; Skin Tone Color can be set to Off, Lighter Skin Tone or Darker Skin Tone to counteract shadows and improve visibility. Soft Focus creates a hazy ambiance that's perfect for nostalgic portraits, romantic pictures or wedding photos. This special photo mode can be set to Low, Medium or High for just the right effect.

Canon Elph 520 HS

Canon Elph 520HS sales package
• Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS camera
• Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
• Canon NB-9L battery pack
• Canon CB-2LB battery charger
• Canon WS-DC11 wrist strap
• USB Interface Cable

Canon powershot Elph 520 HS digital camera

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS price & availability
The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS digital compact camera will be available in the colors black, silver, red and blue and is scheduled to be available in March 2012 for an estimated retail price of $300 USD.

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS review

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS test camera, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS review. Canon USA has published a sample photo of the new PowerShot Elph camera, you can check out the image quality yourself. Download the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS sample photo.

Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS test
Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS test photos
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