The Canon PowerShot A520 replaces the
A85 with a few slight changes: a more powerful
optical (4x) zoom, smaller body (though slightly
thicker), lighter, use of SD or MMC memory card
instead of CompactFlash memory card, use of 2
AA Alkaline batteries instead of 4 AA batteries.
Just like the A85, the Canon A520 features 4.0MP
resolution, shutter speed range from 15-1/2,000
sec., full exposure flexibility including easy-to-use
Scene Modes, and even Custom White Balance for
accurate colour reproduction under artificial
light. You can record movie clips of approx. 30
sec. of 640x480 pixels at 10fps or approx. 3 min.
of 320x240 pixels at 15fps.
Optional accessories for the Canon A520 include:
Wide Converter, Tele-converter, and Close-up Lens.
Recognizing that the built-in flash can sometimes
be too weak to illuminate distant subjects properly,
Canon also provides an optional High-Power Flash
with approximately twice the range of the camera's
built-in flash. For those into underwater photography,
there is a waterproof case effective at depths
of up to 40 meters (130 feet).
The Canon PowerShot A520 (just like the
A510 with 3.2MP resolution) is one of our recommended
affordable entry level digital cameras for someone
just starting out in photography. It is feature-packed
and will grow with you as you learn more about
TTL autofocus; Manual
Focus; AF Lock available; MF magnified
display function available`
Focusing Frame: 9-point
AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to centre)
Low-light AF-assist Beam
15-1/2000 sec; can be set in 1/3-stop increments
in Manual and Shutter-priority (Tv) Modes
Program AE, Aperture
or Shutter-Priority AE, Manual
Creative Zone (P, Tv, Av, M);
Image Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night scene,
Fast shutter, Slow shutter), Special Scene
Modes (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater,
Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot);
Movie clips: 30 sec. of 640 x 480 pixels,
3 min. of 320x240 at 15fps;
Continuous shooting: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off);
Self-timer: 2 and 10 sec.
± 2 stops
in 1/3-stop increments
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
*Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed
(Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H) or Custom
Real-image 4x optical zoom
1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon
TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels; 100%
AUTO: ISO 50/100/200/400
SD memory card / MultiMediaCard
1. Two AA Alkaline
2. Two Rechargeable size AA NiMH batteries
3. AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (optional)
2 AA Alkaline Batteries
AV Cable AVC-DC300, USB
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Software CD-ROMs (Digital
x H x D)
90.7 x 64.0 x 38.4
3.57 x 2.52 x 1.51 in. (excluding protrusions)
180g / 6.35 oz.
Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.
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A520 Accessories (note that these are
subject to change by the manufacturer, so please
verify before ordering):