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PowerShot A520
Manufacturer: Canon
Model: PowerShot A520
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
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 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
File Format Design rule for camera file system Exif 2.2(JPEG) and DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Compression Still: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 2272x1704 (Large), 1600x1200 (Medium 1), 1024x768 (Medium 2), 640x480 (Small)
Movie: 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumb images), Normal Playback, Special Playback, Movie Editing, Camera Sound Playback
Erase Modes: Still Images: Single Images, All Images Movies: Part of Movie, All of Movie
Computer Interface USB (mini-B/PTP)
Video Out NTSC/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%
Dimensions (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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