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Canon PowerShot A520

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital camera with built-in flash and 4x Optical/3.6x Digital/14x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 4.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 4.2 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0 Megapixels
Focal Length 5.8-23.2mm, f/2.6-5.5 (35mm film equivalent: 35-140mm)
Digital Zoom 3.6x
Focusing Range NORMAL: 1.5 ft./45cm-Infinity
MACRO: 2 in.-1.5 ft./5-45cm (WIDE), 11.8 in.-1.5 ft./30-45cm(TELE)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center)Manual Focus, AF Lock, AF-assist Beam ON/Off, MF magnified display function available
Optical Viewfinder Real-image 4x optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.6-8.0 (W), f/5.5-8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec; can be set in 1/3-stop increments in Manual and Shutter-priority (Tv) Modes.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot**Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.
Exposure Control Method Program AE, Aperture or Shutter-Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ND Filter Not Available
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H) or Custom
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto*, Flash On*, Flash Off* Red-Eye Reduction is available
Flash Range WIDE: 1.5-11.5 ft./45cm-3.5m
TELE: 1.5-7.2 ft./45cm-2.2m
MACRO: 11.8 in.-1.5 ft./30-45cm (W/T) (When sensitivity is set to Auto)
Recycling Time Approx. 15 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.15V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not Available
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, 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), Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. delay, Custom timer
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.
Image Storage
Storage Media SD memory card
Print Order Format Design rule for camera file system Exif 2.2(JPEG) and DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Still: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 2272x1704 (Large), 1600x1200 (Medium 1), 1024x768 (Medium 2), 640x480 (Small)
Movie: 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumb images), Normal Playback, Special Playback, Movie Editing, Camera Sound Playback
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Images, All Images Movies: Part of Movie, All of Movie
Computer Interface USB (mini-B/PTP)
Video Out NTSC or PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Printers via camera's USB cable (no computer required).
Power Supply
Power Source 1. Two Size AA Alkaline batteries
2. Two Rechargeable size AA NiMH batteries (Canon brand NB-2AH/NB-1AH)
3. AC Adapter Kit (ACK800)
Shooting Capacity AA NiMH: LCD On - Approx. 300 shots (CIPA Test Standard); LCD Off - Approx. 800 shots
Playback Time AA Alkaline batteries Approx. 180 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery), AA NiMH batteries Approx. 300 minutes.
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
(W x H x D)
3.57 x 2.52 x 1.51 in./90.7 x 64.0 x 38.4mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 6.35 oz./180g (camera body only)

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