Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:



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4.5 out of 5
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    4.3 out of 5
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    4.5 out of 5
  • Walmart Customer Reviews
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    4.5 out of 5


  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm)
  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots allows easy viewing even from a wide angle
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Amazon Review by J.Allen :star::star::star::star::star:

580 people found the following review helpful

All things considered, this was a Great Deal!

As a photographer, I usually reserve important pictures for my SLR. However, there are times that I just dont want to take my expensive camera out, nor do I want to lug around all the accessories and lenses.

I looked for something more compact and lightweight than my big SLR, but something that wouldnt sacrifice my ability to snag great shots with I needed to. The Canon PowerShot camera was the answer!

The Canon PowerShot SX520 and the PowerShot SX530, are both awesome cameras with a few differences to consider.
The SX520 has a 42x Optical zoom w/no Wi-Fi;
The SX530 has a 50x Optical zoom with Wi-Fi connection and tools…
Other than that, size and functionality are the exact same.

Both the 42x and the 50x Optical Zooms are incredible. The Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that accompanies the lenses insures that you will always take great shots.
The 42x is equivalent to a (24-1008mm) zoom lens.
The 50x is equivalent to a (241200mm) zoom lens.

For that same zoom capability in a SLR you would pay a ton of money!

Because of the small size and versatility, I find myself in more situations to take incredible shots, therefore this camera is quickly becoming my camera of choice when I go out. The camera has the same manual aperture and shutter adjustments as a SLR, so you wont lose the ability to control the outcome of your shots.

The Zoom Framing Assist Technology is a great feature. The frame assist makes it easy to track your subjects while using the extreme telephoto feature. If you have never used extreme telephoto without a feature like this or a tripod, then you know what I mean (sSHaKyyy BuSiNeSsSs)! The Framing Assist Technology solves that problem.

Although I never considered shooting videos on my other cameras, I find that the 1080p full HD video on this camera has come in handy a few times while at a ball game.

OH, and you can take this camera into professional ball games without being hassled. Most folks dont know that many stadiums dont allow fans to bring SLRs, or cameras with long telephoto lenses into sporting events. Stadium attendants say… the right to use a professional grade camera in the stadium, is reserved for the sports press. Well with this camera, you dont have that problem. You can take it into any stadium you want, and you will have the capability to capturing the sports images of your dreams, and zoom right in on the players faces when they make those game winning shots! You can even zoom in on the cheering fans located on the other side of the field, capturing their facial expressions, at that perfect moment!

For the money, you cant get a better deal. In fact, I would have easily paid a hundred dollars more for this camera.

[…]. Thanks, for Reading! - Customer Reviews: Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot


Walmart Review by Trebor :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

28 people found the following review helpful

Powerful zoom, good video, fair image quality ...

If a powerful zoom (effective up to 100x combined optical/digital; but beyond that, image quality suffers) and good HD video are all you need, this camera suits.

For my needs, it’s a keeper.

If you’re looking for sharp, vivid images, with less graininess, you’re well advised to look elsewhere … picture quality is OK, but not much more than that. I have older Canon units, less expensive and less full-featured, which take better photographs.

But I take a lot of nature photos, and the ability to zoom in on animals 100 feet away, and get a reasonable full frame shot, is well worth the price.

(Note: SX530 default file size is approx. 6MB - Walmart only allows 5MB upload, so image samples are resized.) - Customer Reviews: Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot


Best Buy Review by CanonPictures21 :star::star::star::star::star:

Amazing Camera!!!

I bought this camera 3 weeks ago for a wedding I was going to and to take celestial pictures (i.e. moon phases, stars, meteor showers, etc.).

So far, this camera has not disappointed one bit. I’m still learning how to mess with some of the features. My cousin, who is a professional photographer, was actually impressed by the camera. The only issue she had with it was the lack of a viewfinder but I definitely do not mind this at all. If that is a feature you are looking for the SX50 HS has a viewfinder.

The app works great with my phone and the camera. I can take pictures from the app. It works well with the WiFi transmitted from the camera. This feature is also great if you instantly want to text or upload your high quality image and share with friends and family.

The battery life is great! I’ve been able to take pictures for 3 days continously without charge. When taking pictures every other day, the battery lasted me around 5 days. I don’t know how long batteries usually last on cameras of these types but this is enough for me.

Overall, this camera is a great buy (beginner or not) unless if you are looking for one with a viewfinder. At that point, I would refer you to the SX50 HS. - Customer Reviews: Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot


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