Canon SX530 HS summary
Canon SX530 HS is Canon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially released on January of 2015. The camera uses a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The SX530 HS is ranked #86 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #579 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Canon SX530 HS family
The Canon SX530 HS comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all previous and more recent models as well as important specifications.
Canon SX530 HS Gallery
You can check the SX530 HS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon SX530 HS Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Canon SX530 HS based on criterias that are generally regarded as useful in a camera.
Canon SX530 HS Sensor details
The Canon SX530 HS features the DIGIC 4+ processor. The sensor dimension on the Canon SX530 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the SX530 HS's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The SX530 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon SX530 HS dimensions
Canon SX530 HS weighs around 0.97 pounds (442g / 15.59 oz) and features outer dimensions of 120mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Canon SX530 HS is heavier when compared to other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Below is a visual of the Canon SX530 HS alongside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button design on the SX530 HS.
Canon SX530 HS Lens specs
The SX530 HS provides a built in lens featuring a focal range of 24-1200mm making it a 50.0 x zoom which is huge and does allow you to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f3.4 which is quite slow and not the best in low light circumstances and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to raise the ISO causing noisy files. Towards the tele end, 1200mm is amazing zoom and comes to f6.5 which is pretty slow and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Canon SX530 HS Connectivity
The SX530 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send pictures and usually adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon SX530 HS Video specs
The highest possible video quality on the Canon SX530 HS is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality will provide a decent balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to crop. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to find another camera should you want good sound in your video clips.
Canon SX530 HS Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing on the Canon SX530 HS so you need to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Canon SX530 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon SX530 HS houses a 3 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Canon SX530 HS are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
Canon SX530 HS Shutter specs
Canon SX530 HS has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.6 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon SX530 HS Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon SX530 HS boasts only built in flash with missing external flash support.
Canon SX530 HS Autofocus specs
Canon SX530 HS boasts both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect making it handy for portraits.
It boasts 9 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking AF for things on the move. Canon SX530 HS supports manual focusing in case it is required in low light occasions or you want more precise focusing control.
Canon SX530 HS Battery life
The battery life (NB-6LH) on the Canon SX530 HS is built to last for 210 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is lesser when compared to its competition. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon SX530 HS for different types of photography
The following bar chart shows a summary of the Canon SX530 HS for different types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Canon SX530 HS Portrait photography information
The Canon SX530 HS has a rating of 44 which is low, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files & flexibility to use off-camera flash.
Canon SX530 HS Street photography features
Getting a decent points tally of 47, the Canon SX530 HS is reasonably appropriate for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon SX530 HS Sports photography features
A moderate sports photography points total of 51 suggests the Canon SX530 HS is somewhat acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon SX530 HS Travel photography features
Weight is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon SX530 HS gets a decent 55 as a travelling camera which is reasonably acceptable for your journeys.
Canon SX530 HS as a Landscape photography camera
In case you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon SX530 HS and it's reasonable grade of 46 as a landscape camera is fairly appropriate in the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Canon SX530 HS
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon SX530 HS is not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a low score of 29.
Canon SX530 HS Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the SX530 HS, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram just below provides you a bird's eye view of the SX530 HS vs it's top scoring rivals listed above.
Following are additional cameras you may check out as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.