At A Glance

Offers many manual controls and features, and performs well except for very limited battery life.

Manufacturer’s Description

For quality images and sophisticated features, the PowerShot A520 is by far the leader among popularly priced digital cameras. With 4.0 Megapixel resolution, Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor and a new, longer 4x optical zoom, images are crisp and bright with true-to-life color. The new ergonomic grip and big 1.8 inch LCD screen make this camera as fun to use as it is easy.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 2
Battery Size Supported AA
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 1.80 "
Effective Camera Resolution 4.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 9715A001
UPC Code 013803047837
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot A520 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

For quality images and sophisticated features, the PowerShot A520 is by far the leader among popularly priced digital cameras. With 4.0 Megapixel resolution, Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor and a new, longer 4x optical zoom, images are crisp and bright with true-to-life color. The new ergonomic grip and big 1.8 inch LCD screen make this camera as fun to use as it is easy.

Product Model A520
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 2272 x 1704
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 3.6
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 2.00
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
  • Wrist Strap (WS-200)
  • 16MB MultiMediaCard (MMC-16M)
  • 2 x AA-type Alkaline Batteries
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • AV Cable (AVC-DC300)
  • Interface Cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.5"
    Width 3.6"
    Depth 1.5"
    Weight (Approximate) 6.35 oz
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Poor
    Distortion Poor
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 55.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 58.0
    Number of Shots 198.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 108.0
    Image Quality Score Fair
    Image Quality, Distortion 42.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 57.1
    Battery Life Score Fair
    Image Quality, Sharpness 30.6
    Number of Batteries 2
    Image Quality, Overall 56.0
    Image Quality, Color 61.5

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