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PowerShot ELPH 530 HS White

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PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

PowerShot ELPH 530 HS PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Body (white shown here) Battery Pack NB-9L Battery Charger CB-2LB Wrist Strap WS-DC10 USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical, 4.0x Digital and 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer


10.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels

Approx. 16.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 10.1 Megapixels

Focal Length

4.0 (W) - 48.0mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 336mm)

Optical Zoom


Digital Zoom

Approx. 4x

Focusing Range

Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder


LCD Monitor

3.2-inch TFT Touch Panel Color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels

Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/3.4 (W) - f/5.6 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/4000 sec.
15-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)


Auto*, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (in P mode)
*Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode

Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
** Fixed to center.

Exposure Control Method

AE Lock

Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available when shooting movies)

White Balance Control

Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB)
- Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the background when the flash fires.

Built-in Flash

Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range

1.6 - 8.2 ft. (W), 3.3 - 4.9 ft. (T), (50cm - 2.5m (W), 1.0 - 1.5m (T))
* Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7V)

Flash Exposure Compensation


Shooting Modes

Auto*1, P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter*2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Photo Effects

My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

Self Timer

Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
*Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control


Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 6.1 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
- Differs according to zoom position.

Storage Media

microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card

File Format

Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant

Image Recording Format

Superfine, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (2-channel Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Images:
Large: 3648 x 2048, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
Large: 3648 x 2423, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
Large: 3648 x 2736, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
Large: 2736 x 2736, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
[iFrame Movie]
1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Super Slow Motion Movie]
640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3
[Miniature Effect]
1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4
[Other than the above]
1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Shooting: 120 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1
*3 Shooting: 240 fps., Playback: 30 fps*1
*4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1
*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.

Image data

*When in High-speed Burst or Low Light.
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Playback Modes File

Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Movie Digest, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
Still Images:
Single, Index (6-130 thumbnails), Magnification (4-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
- Displays playback position and shooting time
Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available

Erase Modes

Select*1, Select Range, Select All Images*2
- The image data in the memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
*1 Movies can be erased individually.
*2 When images have been selected in image search, only those images will be erased.

Computer Interface

Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video

Video Out

NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Audio Out

2-channel Stereo (dedicated connector (female) unified type of digital, audio, and video)


Mini-HDMI cable: connection to high definition monitor; microSD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-speed cable

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-9L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC70

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 190 shots

Playback Time

Approx. 3 hours

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.38 x 2.11 x 0.78 in. / 85.8 x 53.5 x 19.8mm


5.75 oz. / 163g (including the batteries and memory card)
5.01 oz. / 142g (camera only)Note: 30 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese).

All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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