The PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera is a versatile digital camera that is perfect camera to satisfy needs of a whole family. It comes with 42x optical zoom and image stabilization feature that will enable you to take photos while on the go, and never compromise with the quality. This mighty optical zoom is followed by the 16 MP CMOS sensor of really high sensitivity as well as DIGIC 4+ Processor of images, which all together guarantee top-class performance at any quality of light-which means you are not limited to taking your photos at solely daily light.
Of course, besides taking crystal-clear photos, with this digital camera you can record videos and save for the future your daily activities or moment inspiration. Movie button will enable you to record 1080p Full HD video-with already mentioned 42x optical zoom, which will deliver equally pristine picture quality.
This model VS the previous one:
Coming after the previous SX510 HS model, Canon has definitely invested in development, to assure improvement in about every aspect. With this said, it has to be mentioned that PowerShot SX520 HS Digital Camera has higher resolution and zoom, which automatically means better image quality. New series comes with a 16MP 1/2 inches CMOS sensor and a swifter DIGIC 4+ processor that assures improved video recording option; it has better noise decrease, and stronger sensitivity to ISO 6400 when you record on a low light mode. All in all, new features definitely improve quality of images you take in low light quality.
Zoom lens of SX520 has a 42 times enlargement, (in comparison to 30 times of previous SX510 model) that will give range of 24-1008mm of focal length. An Optical Image Stabilizer feature generously compensates for the camera shake that happens while taking photos or recording on the go. There is a new feature called Intelligent IS image stabilizer which automatically decides from 1 of 8 camera shake possibilities to choose the best option to stabilize in different conditions: tripod shooting, panning, taking a close-ups, shooting while walking.
Interesting feature to be discussed:
Another interesting new feature is Zoom Framing Assistance. This is one of a kind feature that helps when you want to maintain certain composition while shooting a far-away subject. You can add this function to individual button, which enables you to quickly switch between zoom in and zoom out to shoot a wider composition. When you let go of the button, the lens will instantly zoom back to original position, maintaining High Speed AF and enable you to continue taking photos at a previous mode.
Better and improve imaging possibilities of this model are accompanied with few more modes that add quality to both photos and videos. Creative Shot feature combines several elements of particular image to give you completely new, different and stylishly improved composition. Hybrid Auto feature will record short clips before and after taking a photo, and then on its own combine these images into a unique, artistic multimedia document. Smart AUTO feature comes handy when you want to smartly adapt settings of exposure on a basis of recognized type of the scene.