- Europe, Asia, Oceania
The Canon PowerShot A520 represents a new generation of PowerShot A-series compact digital cameras. The A520, equipped with a 1/2.5″ 4.0-megapixel CCD sensor features a newly developed retractable 4x zoom lens with a focal length of 35-140mm (35mm film equivalent) and the DIGIC imaging engine for outstanding imaging quality and performance.
Offering compatibility with SD memory cards and MultiMediaCard media, and operating on two AA batteries, this model realizes compact, lightweight body. The A520 also allow users to select from 20 different shooting modes to match a variety of shooting situations and conditions, and include a customizable self-timer function.
The PowerShot A520 supports the PictBridge standard for printing photos directly from PictBridge-compatible printers, regardless of the manufacturer or brand.
|Camera Effective Pixels||Approx. 4.0 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.5″ CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 4.2 million)|
|Lens||5.8 (W) – 23.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 140mm)
f/2.6 (W) – f/5.5 (T)
|Digital Zoom||Approx. 3.6x (Up to approx. 14x in combination with the optical zoom)|
|Optical Viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder|
|LCD Monitor||1.8″, TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 dots|
|AF System||TTL autofocus
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
(from the front of the lens)
|Normal AF||45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity|
|Macro AF||5 – 45cm (2.0 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W)/
30 – 45cm (11.8 in. – 1.5 ft.) (T)
|Manual focus||5cm (2.0 in.) – infinity (W)/
30cm (11.8 in.) – infinity (T)
|Shutter||Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||15 – 1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting modes.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Metering System||Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center)|
|Exposure Control System||Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure control|
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments|
|Sensitivity||Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
*Camera automatically sets the optimal speed
|White Balance||Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom|
|Built-in Flash||Auto*, on*, off
*Red-eye reduction is available.
|Flash Range||Normal||45cm – 3.5m (1.5ft. – 11.5ft.) (W)
45cm – 2.2m (1.5ft. – 7.2ft.) (T)
|Macro||30 – 45cm (11.8in. – 1.5ft.) (W/T)|
|(ISO speed set to Auto)|
|Creative zone||Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual|
|Image zone||Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets and Night Snapshot), Stitch assist and Movie|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
|Self-timer||Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./2-sec. delay. Can be set using the custom settings.|
|PC-controlled Shooting||Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)|
|Recording Media||SD memory card/MultiMediaCard|
|File Format||Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant|
|Data Type||Still images||Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*|
|Movies||AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))|
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Number of Recording Pixels||Still images||Large:2272 x 1704 pixels|
|Medium 1:1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Medium 2:1024 x 768 pixels|
|Small:640 x 480 pixels|
|Movies||640×480 pixels, 10 frames/sec. (Approx. 30 sec.)
320×240 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (approx. 3 min.)
160×120 pixels, 15 frames/sec. (approx. 3 min.)
|The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.|
|Playback Modes||Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Auto play, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) or Movie.|
|Direct Print||Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant|
|My Camera Settings||The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods:
|Interface||USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
|Power Source||AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-200 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
|Operating Temperature||0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 90 %|
(w x h x d)
|90.7 x 64.0 x 38.4 mm (3.6 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.)
(camera body only)
|Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.)|