New Canon ELPH: Tiny And Cheap Just Got Fast

The new Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS will carry Canon's fast new processor. If you want a new point-and-shoot, now might be the time to upgrade.

The Elph 520 HS has a 10.1MP CMOS sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens packed into a skinny package. Those specs aren't anything mind-blowing for a $US300 point-and-shoot camera. What's really exciting about this camera is that it's powered by Canon's new Digic 5 processor, which improves the camera's low-light performance and auto-white balance — all in addition to making the camera a generally faster, more responsive package. A scaled back Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS Digital Camera features 5X optical zoom and 16MP sensor. Both cameras shoot 1080p video. The 500 HS will be available in March for $US300, the 110 HS will be available in February for $US250. [Canon]

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