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Canon Announces the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS & PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

by Killian Bell | January 9, 2012

Canon has extended its range of PowerShot digital cameras today with a number of new compact point-and-shoots. In addition to the PowerShot GX 1, which my colleague Mike Perlman covered a little earlier today, the company has also unveiled the PowerShot ELPH 520 HS and the PowerShot ELPH 110 HS.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

The 520 is a feature-packed camera that aims to resurrect the original PowerShot ELPH design, only with a more modern look and feel. It packs a 10.1-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, a 12x optical zoom lens, ISO range of up to 3200, and boasts wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm.

For those of you who want your camera to do more than just stills, the 520 offers full 1080p HD video recording, and a high-speed burst mode that’ll capture images¬†continuously¬†at 6.8 frames per second. For checking out your work, the 520 offers a 3-inch LCD display.

The 520 will be available in four colors, including black, silver, red, and blue. It begins shipping in March with an estimated selling price of $299.99.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

The 110 promises to be the “the ideal camera for new photographers.” It features a 16-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens, and wide-angle capabilities beginning at 24mm. Like the 520 it also offers ISO range up to 3200, full 1080p HD video recording, and a 3-inch LCD display. The 110 also offers a high-speed burst mode, but it shoots up to 5.8 frames per second as opposed to the 6.8 frames per second you get with the 520.

The 110 will be available in six colors, including black, silver, red, blue, green, and pink. It begins shipping in February with an estimated selling price of $249.99.

Both cameras offer the same DIGIC 5 processing and HS system technology featured in the G1 X, which allows you to take better quality images in low-light settings, with faster operation and improved color accuracy. What’s more, the 520 and the 110 boast an impressive feature called Advanced Smart AUTO, which can detect up to 58 scenes varying from moving subjects to people, landscapes, vehicles, and more. This helps the devices determine the best mode of shooting for the best photos.

What do you think of Canon’s new point-and-shoots?


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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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