Canon - PowerShot SX530 16.0-Megapixel HS Digital Camera - Black

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The high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor of this Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera combine to form the HS SYSTEM, which helps enhance quality in low-light conditions, so you can capture the shot you want, wherever you are.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Battery charger (CB-2LY)
  • Battery pack (NB-6LH)
  • Neck strap (NS-DC11), lens cap
  • Owner's manual
  • PowerShot SX530 HS Digital Camera

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1912 out of 2010)

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Features


1/2.3" CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 4608 x 3456 pixels.

50x optical/4x digital/200x total zoom

Delivers the versatility needed to capture your subjects, whether they are nearby or far away.

3" LCD

With a screen resolution of 461,000 dots allows you to easily frame subjects and view information, even from a wide angle.

1080p Full HD video

Helps you capture the moment as it unfolds. A dedicated movie button makes it easy to shoot video.

DIGIC 4+ image processor

Combines with the CMOS sensor to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which delivers a high level of quality in low light.

Intelligent IS

Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration.

Scene modes

Include portrait, smart shutter, burst, snow and fireworks for simple adjustment. Creative Shot mode uses the original composition, color and lighting to add a touch of artistic flair.

Hybrid Auto

Records quick video clips alongside images and compiles them to form a highlight reel.

Zoom Framing Assist

Enables your camera to auto zoom in or out while following the movement of your subject, helping to keep images in focus.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Allows wireless image and video transfer to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi-enabled computer.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

Quickly pairs with a compatible Android device for versatile shooting options.


Customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Freaking Good for a first DSLR

    Posted
    MinuteManMike
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a fantastic piece of machinery that whirs as it is on. That is just how well made it is. Because this is my first camera, I had nothing in my expectations of this camera except for pretty good quality pictures. Now I will make life simple and start with the pros: ________ Good Stuff: - This camera has a wide range of options and filters to play around with including the fish-eye and miniature effects.You will definatley see yourself testing out exactly how to make use of these filters. - the different modes of shot composition are also another thing to explore with this camera and a good experience make in point and shoot photos allowing for adjustment of your apecture, exposure, and shutter speed. - Love the wi-fi connectivity that comes along with the camera. Makes connecting to various computers and phones easy, especially if your a person without the correct connection cords and SD card ports. -Takes pretty impressive video and works beautifully in the day time for both photos and videos. - Rechargable battery has to be one of the best and time saving aspects of the camera (unless all DSLRs come with that, I don't really know since it is my first one and I had no expectations) - The sound recording on the camera is decent but hey, a camera is meant to primarily capture visuals, not audio. - Zooming is something that you will love on this camera. i got to take a picture of the oon in detail for the first time. Freaking awesome and you should try it. - Speaking of the battery again, pretty generous life span it has before needing another charge _______ Bad Stuff: - Does not take very good photos in low light with a great amount of grains on the image. Had a problem with that. - Sometimes videos, especially ones shot in the dark, will appear great on the camera during playback, but appear a lot darker when input to the computer causing misleading video capture - Generally speaking, the hd capture really only takes in the daytime. - Brightness of the LCD display is not really dynamic and will, if you are me, be too bright even in the lowest setting. I would advice not looking at the screen too long in low light. - Unfortunately, and I wish it did, but does not come with any connection cables or starter memory.( I guess you might not count this as a con just that I would have liked it to help me out a little being my and some others' first time) - Cannot conect to camera without wi-fi available which does pose a problem to me. Example--O-O--O-O--O-O--O-O--O-O--O-O--O-O--O Let is say you are outside far away from any connections, and your zoomed in on a far off object. (for me it was the moon) When zoomed in greatly slight movements can be the biggest pushes to shot. So even trying to push the button to take the shot, it will push to camera, pushes the shot, and having you use burst shots until you get the right one getting you to end up looking through 20 to 50 photos of the perfect one. . . ALLLLLLLL instead of being able to hook it up to your phone and press a button to take the photo. I don't really know if techonology is there yet, though it was, but hey. Conlusion------ I am probably not remembering everything, but this camera is amazing and it is worth the buy. Enjoy yourselves with this thing. Just make sure to grab some memory before you starting flinging it around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great telephoto, ok picture quality

    Posted
    havanajoe8
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    I generally use a Samsung NX300 as the picture quality is outstanding, especially with the 45mm lens, and I also have a Canon SX170 for times when I want something smaller to carry around, but neither give me much of a telephoto range for taking long-distance pictures. I was asked to take some pictures of a charity event at a local golf course so I used that as an excuse to shop for a super-zoom. I liked the look and smallish size of the SX530 so I picked one up at my local Best Buy. I’m generally pleased with this camera; there is no question that the 50X zoom got me some pictures that I would not have got with either of my other cameras. The image stabilization is very helpful at the long end, but you still need a steady hand to avoid blur. Picture quality overall is not quite as good as I had hoped- I found that the best pictures came from using Program mode with -1/3 exposure compensation and vivid colors, but the camera still has a tendency to overexpose in bright light, and colors appear to be slightly off, especially greens which look slightly yellow. The picture quality is not terrible, and I DID manage to get some good pictures, but nothing exceptional. Unfortunately this is to be expected with a small sensor, nothing beats a large sensor for getting accurate colors. Image quality aside, the camera is quite easy to use. I found the settings and menu to be logical and almost identical to my Canon SX170. WI-Fi is a great feature but was a bit tricky to setup initially. I had to refer to the manual and it took me a few tries to get the settings right, but now it’s a breeze to save pictures to my PC. I also paired this camera with my iPhone and I can use the iPhone to control the camera and take pictures, as well as save pictures from the camera to my iPhone. It’s a bit of a gimmick as obviously the iPhone can’t move the camera, only move the lens, but it’s still fun. I can see using it to take pictures of the moon if using a tripod, maybe, but beyond that it’s just for fun. Overall I’d say this camera is great IF you find that you need the zoom range, and are willing to accept pictures that can be good but rarely great; it’s a good option for a second camera for vacation or sightseeing, but would not be a good option for a primary camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A step Above the point and shoot

    Posted
    Kooldude
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Canon Power Shot SX530 HS Camera. I wanted a camera with a long range 50x zoom. This one works great. It does come with a neck strap but not a wrist strap. I would recommend getting a soft case to wear when out. It does not come with a USB upload cable for your computer, which I personally prefer a hard wire vs wifi. It does have wifi though. But I ordered a USB cable (about $6 plus shpg) that works great. I also ordered an HDMI cable online ($10 plus shpg) for TV hookups to show pictures. The written instructions are fairly comprehensive. But, the instructions lacked the simple instructions for one to simply hookup the camera to a HD tv. I figured it out with the AV setting. Guess one is just supposed to know this. The photo timer works great. The quality of photos is very very 16 pixel good for this camera. I bought 4-pack of extra batteries and an extra charger. It comes with one battery and a wall charger. But, does not come with an SD card. I bought extra non Canon batteries online for about $14 plus shpg. They seem to work well.. but I will have to try them awhile. Canon Extra batteries are expensive online. I got extra batteries, So... when I'm out I will have more than enough power and can double charge simultaneously with two chargers in a motel room to save charging time. Takes about 30min to an hour to charge up batteries. I didn't want to spend extra valuable vacation time trying to charge up batteries. I found an extra charger (like new) for about $10 online. The Camera has a large view screen which I like. It has many many specialty features... many which I may rarely use. Ck out the user manual for features online, and also You Tube video reviews. Overall, I feel this camera for the average family use will much more than suffice for both quality videos and photos. It also has slideshow capability. It carries a standard SD card. I bought a Samsung 32gb to start, which some reviews say will hold about 3000 to 4000 photos. I expect to buy a larger SD card to keep from running out of photo/video space while traveling. It seems to be a very good camera for family use. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner camera and great tool 2 learn from

    Posted
    Happysammy

    Great camera for beginner, a great tool to learn from. My wife bought this camera without asking me, asked my opinion after purchase. I consider my level to be pro in photography. I was pretty happy with what this camera can do, I have added 2 pictures I took, unedited jpeg file. The one with colored leaf and one green leaf with blurred background (Bouquet shot). It can take good day light pictures with good sharpness and color saturation at low ISO. The only thing I din't like was: There is no viewfinder, we need to use the LCD screen to view and take pictures, this drains the battery soon, the other gripe I have is, no raw file, it just takes jpeg, which leaves us with narrow dynamic range for editing (post production). Beside that, WiFi is a bonus. we got camera at a discounted price for black Friday, so It was a good deal, we are happy with the purchase. Camera is good for a beginners and a great tool to learn from, I spend some good dollars to learn photography with old film cameras where you develop the role to find out how you did, expensive trial and error method.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Simply Advanced Point and Shoot

    Posted
    Skylerbone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    There are a host of positive adjectives that come to mind in regards to Canon's SX530, the first of which is versatile. More than a basic point and shoot, Canon offers you manual modes, useful auto modes, and a hi def camcorder in a lightweight package. A few years ago I ditched my digital camcorder and camera in favor of my smartphone for the sake of portability, but really missed the image quality my stand alones offered. Snapping pictures or 2 minute videos of the kids meant knowing they would be ants, indistinguishable from classmates. Maybe I've matured a bit or more likely I'm sick of missing memories far too often, so I once again chose Canon to capture them for me. Intuitive interface, clear labeling, and much easier to hold than an oddly shaped camcorder, I snapped more than 200 photos my first weekend. If you're looking for a great camera with real zoom capability, first class ergonomics and picture quality, the SX530 is a bargain at any price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner

    Posted
    HappyCustomer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This was the first camera I've purchased in years. I have to say, it's simple and straightforward to use and understand. It has just a bit more ability than I have know-how, but that makes me feel like I got the right amount of bang for my buck. It takes wonderful pictures in any light. It has a 50x zoom which is wonderful. I'm taking pictures I never would have imagined I could have with a point and shoot. Then, when you factor in its' 200x optical zoom, you're really getting something special. Granted, the clarity at that level is not great, and you need very steady hands or a secure surface, but the fact that you have that tool at your disposal is shocking. An example; my wife and I recently drove to the top of Mt Washington in NH (elevation 6,288 ft.). From the summit I was able to zoom in and photograph the lodge at the base. The additional pictures we were able to take with 100 miles of visibility were also great. Similarly, camping in the Adirondacks; I was able to take basic shots of camp, stunning shots of smoke on the water in the early morning, and beautiful, vibrant shots of sunrises and sunsets over the lake. I'm not a photographer, but this camera sure makes me feel like one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera and optical lense 4 price

    Posted
    Jr1914
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This camera has blown me away. If you are looking for a camera to take pictures quickly like point and shoot yet still want the ability to zoom closer this camera is for you. If you are looking for a camera that allows you to control shutter and focus and zoom up to 50x optical and change amount of light in your shots iso 100-6400 and still pay less than $300 than this camera is 4 you. Did I mention the camera has WiFi capability so you can transfer your foots and videos to your cell phone and laptop wirelessly?! Also has an app you can use your phone to control your camera hands free and take pictures! That's one of my favorite features on this camera. I have had it for 5 months now and still works great. It uses a rechargeable battery, and comes with its own charger. Battery life is really good and charge time is not long. This camera is a bridge between a point and shoot camera and an expensive slr camera that professionals use. For the price and all of the options that this camera has and the quality of the photos one can take, I highly recommend this camera to evetyone, looking to start photography hobby or wanting more than what you get from your cell phone camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Malfunctioned immediately

    Posted
    Dullhawk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The camera was really impressive... at first. The zoom was amazing, everything was easy to use. But then after a few days went by the trouble began. The first sign was that the battery was dead the first time we actually took the camera anywhere to use it. Not a good beginning. Then we discovered the reason for the dead battery: the camera won't stay off, but keeps turning itself back on. It beeps when it turns itself on and displays the most recent photo (or says "no image" if it has been cleared). When it does this it is hard to get it turned back on to take photos. Canon tech support suggested a fix. It didn't work, and now the camera is malfunctioning even worse- none of the control buttons work consistently. The camera was a gift, and now I feel horrible for giving someone a gift that doesn't work. I wish Canon or Best Buy would seem enthusiastic to fix my problem, but Canon's only offer was to mail it back to them at my expense, and I called both the national Best Buy number (and couldn't make heads or tails out of the menu options) and the nearest store (90 miles away) and languished on hold forever before giving up. Some relatives are going to be near the closest store in a couple of weeks, and they have agreed to try to exchange the camera. I'm hoping that goes more smoothly than the experience so far.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about manual adjust., exposure, sensor and design. Editors are less positive about viewfinder and storage and have mixed opinions about low-light. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 85/100 = Very good quality.
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