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933 S. Brookhurst Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

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Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 50x Optical, 4x Digital and 200x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device

16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 16.8 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.


Focal Length
4.3 (W) – 215.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-1200mm)

Optical Zoom

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.0 in. (0cm) – infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) – infinity (T)
Macro AF: 0.0 in. – 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder
Not available

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.4 (W), f/6.5 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/2000 sec.
15-1/2000 sec. (in Tv and M modes)

Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 100-3200

Light Metering Method
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

Flash Range
1.6 ft.- 18 ft. (W), 4.3 – 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm – 5.5m (W), (1.3m – 3.0m (T))

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

Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, High-Speed Burst, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Standard Movie

1Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
2Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer


  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button


Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color

Self Timer
Off / 2 sec. / 10 sec. / Custom

Wireless Control
Wi-Fi and NFC

Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. 1.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 10 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst mode)


  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
  • Differs depending on the zoom position.


Image Storage

Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC 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: MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
1) 16:9 – Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360

2) 3:2 – Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424

3) 4:3 – Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480

4) 1:1 – Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480

*2304 x 1728 (M) when in High-speed Burst or Low Light

Full HD 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

File Size (KB)8 GB32 GBFile Size (KB)8 GB32 GBFile Size (KB)8 GB32 GB
Large (L1)SF5,7881,3495,4466,6541,1744,7427,3651,0584,272
Medium 1 (M1)SF3,1992,4319,8143,5932,1548,6953,8891,9968,059
Medium 2 (M2)SF1,0956,82227,5371,4405,33921,5501,6024,72319,064
Small (S)SF18835,089141,62222130,703123,91924927,291110,150
Medium* (M)FNANANANANANA1,5974,81519,437


File Size (KB)8 GB32 GB
Large (L1)SF5,5241,4115,696
Medium 1 (M1)SF2,9412,64010,659
Medium 2 (M2)SF1,2136,29725,418
Small (S)SF18835,089141,622
Medium* (M)FNANANA

Note: SF=Superfine, F=Fine
* When in Low Light or High-speed Burst.
• 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.

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

 Miniature Effect
HD: 1280 x 720VGA: 640 x 480
Shooting6 fps
(5x Speed)
3 fps
(10x Speed)
1.5 fps
(20x Speed)
6 fps
(5x Speed)
3 fps
(10x Speed)
1.5 fps
(20x Speed)
Playback30 fps*130 fps*1
Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*229 min. 59 sec.1 hr.
Video Recording Bit RateNANA
Movie Size (KB/sec.)20510251844221
8GB10 hrs. 14 min. 16 sec.19 hrs. 44 min. 05 sec.36 hrs. 39 min. 02. sec.23 hrs. 42 min. 12 sec.43 hrs. 36 min. 51 sec.75 hrs. 11 min. 50 sec.
32GB41 hrs. 21 min. 31 sec.79 hrs. 43 min. 23 sec.148 hrs. 03 min. 26 sec.95 hrs. 45 min. 15 sec.176 hrs. 11 min. 17 sec.303 hrs. 46 min. 22 sec.


 Other than the Above
Full HD: 1920 x 1080HD: 1280 x 720VGA: 640 x 480
Shooting30 fps*130 fps*130 fps*1
Single Clip Approx. Recording Time*229 min. 59 sec.29 min. 59 sec.1 hr.
Video Recording Bit RateApprox. 30 MbpsApprox. 8 MbpsApprox. 3 Mbps
Movie Size (KB/sec.)3,7421,056450
8GB34 min. 38 sec.2 hr. 0 min. 15 sec.4 hr. 15 min. 32 sec.
32GB2 hrs. 19 min. 58 sec.8 hr. 5 min. 48 sec.17 hr. 12 min. 20 sec.

*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images: Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Cropping

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


Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images


  • 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).
  • Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.



Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector

Audio Out
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

USB, SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-6LH, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40)

Shooting Capacity
Approx. 210 shots
Approx. 290 shots in ECO Mode

Video Recording Time: Approx. 45 min

Playback Time
Approx. 5 hours

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Operating Temperature

Operating Humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.72 x 3.22 x 3.62 in. / 120.0 x 81.7 x 91.9mm

15.6 oz. / 442g (CIPA standard)
14.7 oz. / 418g (camera body only)


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