Canon ELPH 530 HS overview
Canon ELPH 530 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on February of 2012. The camera uses a 10MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is referred to as "IXUS 510 HS" in other markets.
The ELPH 530 HS ranks at #188 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #844 out of 1453 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon ELPH 530 HS history
The Canon ELPH 530 HS is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list below.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Gallery
You can look at the ELPH 530 HS from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon ELPH 530 HS based on things that are normally seen as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Sensor specs
The Canon ELPH 530 HS houses the DIGIC 5 chip. The sensor size on the Canon ELPH 530 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the ELPH 530 HS's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The ELPH 530 HS sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon ELPH 530 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 530 HS weighs 0.36 lb (163g or 5.75 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 86mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Canon ELPH 530 HS is lighter as compared to various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a pic of the Canon ELPH 530 HS beside a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view below will show you the button design on the ELPH 530 HS.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Lens details
The ELPH 530 HS has a built in lens offering a focal range of 28-336mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which might not be perfect nevertheless it will be valuable in a few situations.
At it's widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.4 and that is pretty sluggish and not ideal for low light situations and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to increase your ISO setting which results in noisy shots. Towards the long end, 336mm is brilliant zoom and comes at f5.6 making it fairly sluggish and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 530 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to copy files and sometimes change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Video details
The highest video quality on the Canon ELPH 530 HS is 1920 x 1080 and you can record in H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance in video quality and file size but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to look at a different camera if you require better sound for your videos.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Weather Sealing
Canon ELPH 530 HS doesn't have weather proofing so rainy conditions could damage the camera.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 530 HS houses a 3.2" fixed display having a resolution of 461k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus point and change settings using your finger.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Canon ELPH 530 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful in bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Shutter details
Canon ELPH 530 HS continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon ELPH 530 HS features just built-in flash with missing external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Autofocusing details
Canon ELPH 530 HS features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which makes it valuable for portrait photography.
It boasts 9 focus points to pick from. Canon ELPH 530 HS has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Canon ELPH 530 HS has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good in low light situations or you need more exact focus control.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Battery life
The battery power (NB-9L) on the Canon ELPH 530 HS is designed to last for 190 images with respect to the CIPA requirements making it lesser in comparison with it's competitors. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the highest (600) battery life in this class of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
Canon ELPH 530 HS for various kinds of photography
The following diagram shows a analysis of the Canon ELPH 530 HS for various kinds of photography. To understand more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Portrait photography highlights
The Canon ELPH 530 HS receives a rating of 26 which is awful, and means the camera is simply not good for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the capability to use off-camera lighting.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Street photography details
With a nice score of 66, the Canon ELPH 530 HS is a respectable choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Sports photography features
A awful sports photography rating of 30 indicates the Canon ELPH 530 HS is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Travel photography features
Weight is really important in getting a travel camera. In general, the Canon ELPH 530 HS gets a nice 65 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to purchase for your journeys.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Landscape photography highlights
For anybody looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon ELPH 530 HS with it's awful rating of 36 for a landscape camera is simply not good amongst it's competition.
Vlogging with Canon ELPH 530 HS
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon ELPH 530 HS is simply not good for vlogging as it comes to a awful rating of 35.
Canon ELPH 530 HS Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the ELPH 530 HS, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart underneath gives you an overview of the ELPH 530 HS versus it's highest rated rivals listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might view as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.