Perfectly flat and just 0.78 inches thick, the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS digital camera is a testament to fine design’s power to thrill. This camera certainly fits in your pocket, but given the reaction it gets when it’s out, it may not spend much time there.
28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
You’ll love the dynamic excitement the camera’s lens brings to your photography. Expansive scenes can now be captured in their entirety thanks to the 28mm Wide-Angle Lens. And the 12x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28–336mm) lets you access close-ups of distant subjects with all the clarity of Genuine Canon Optics.
Optical Image Stabilizer
Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical, providing excellent image quality in many difficult shooting situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.
UA Lens Technology
Pioneered by Canon, UA Lens technology makes possible compact lenses with remarkable optical performance. By using molded glass with an ultra-high refractive index in aspherical lens elements, Canon has succeeded in reducing lens size while significantly reducing image aberrations. Another stellar example of cutting-edge Canon optics, UA Lens technology helps make PowerShot digital cameras pocket-friendly and capable of astounding image quality.
worst purchase ever
poor quality images, not intuitive or user friendly, picture quality better in older canon models, would not recommend
October 13, 2013
1st canon was a T50 P&S .. AE1 .. this Elph 530HS is the most convenient and all around quality ...I always remove the battery from all cameras when not in use .. This is probably the best camera I have ever owned ...the big screen is a great feature...
August 18, 2013
Wifi not so good
I purchased this camera as a lightweight alternative to my DSLR for fun trips. I loved the idea of having wifi to post to Facebook, etc.
It took me several hours to figure out how to set it up. The Canon website is horrible. If you don't do everything in the proper sequence you have to keep registering your camera over and over. It wasn't clear whether you needed one password or two (for the Canon Imaging as well as the Canon account).
You can submit a photo to facebook, but you can't make any comments - not good.
Email photos - I haven't had time to delve into it but it appears that you have to set up the email recipients ahead of time on the web site, so you need to know who you might send a photo to before you even take it.
I haven't taken many photos yet, so will refrain from commenting on that until after my upcoming trip.
I know it's not an iPhone, but I did expect some basic features for wifi that didn't require constant set up changes on a web site to make it work.
July 22, 2013
I bought this camera as point and shoot for my dslr
One of the review(at the bottom) said there are no manual option. But there is one. If you used canon camera, word P is manual setting. It is great except the screen. Screen is not a static but pressure. It means it has films on it. Not like smart phone screen. Respond time is longer and sometimes it doesn't work. So if you want to buy this product, you should try ou the working one. Because all the functions on the phone is great and works well.
Pro: Low light, many functions and settings, manual option, easy to use.
Con: Touch screen, no multi erase, battery is short, case is made with plastic,
June 13, 2013