16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Building on the features of the PowerShot SX510 HS digital camera, the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera incorporates a 42x Optical Zoom with Canon's Optical Image Stabilization, ideal for active families that want to take high-quality close-up shots of their children's soccer game or dance recitals. In addition to featuring a powerful optical zoom range, the Canon SX520 HS digital camera combines a 16 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS System allowing for excellent low-light performance.
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS super-zoom camera
Giving users the ability to capture life in motion, the camera features a dedicated movie button so users can easily record 1080p Full HD video utilizing the camera's full 42x optical zoom capability. The camera also features an enhanced grip for added handling comfort. Additionally, the camera's Intelligent IS automatically chooses from one of eight modes to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in various shooting conditions. The camera's High Speed AF allows users to achieve fast autofocusing speeds to help capture every shot with ease. The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera's advanced Zoom Framing Assist feature intelligently controls the lens, making it easy to locate the main subject by zooming out, and then zooming back in quickly and automatically for dramatic close-ups with face detection where applicable.
Camera features of the Canon SX520 HS
Upgraded from its predecessor, the PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera features Canon's Creative Shot mode that uses a combination of lighting, color and composition from the original image to create unique, artistic images. Smart AUTO technology selects 32 different pre-defined scenes for still shots and 21 scenes for video without the need to switch modes, making it possible to take beautiful images and video in a variety of situations. The Hybrid AUTO mode featured in the PowerShot SX520 HS camera creates a beautifully stabilized HD video clip (up to approximately four seconds) every time a user shoots a still image, then compiles the clips into a single movie that forms a "highlighted reel" for the day. This new camera is equipped with a built-in mini-HDMI port that makes it easy to connect to an HD TV set at home or on the road so everyone can comfortably enjoy viewing the footage. Want to know more technical details? Download the full Canon PowerShot SX520 HS specification sheet.
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS price & availability
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 super-zoom camera to the test and publish a full Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos. In the mean time you may want to take a look at another Canon photo gallery.