The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS combines the ergonomics and creative versatility of a DSLR with a powerful 50x optical zoom lens.
Powerful Image Processor
Photos are delivered via a High Sensitivity (HS) 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor combined with a powerful DIGIC4+ image processor to produce vivid, low-noise images, and a high-speed burst mode that captures up to 10 frames per second (reduced resolution).
50x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital Zoom
Outstanding flexibility is delivered via the wide-angle telephoto lens which provides an incredible 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-1200mm. The zoom range can be digitally extended to an astonishing 100x thanks to the ZoomPlus lens function.
Optical and Digital Image Stabilisation
The large ergonomic grip is combined with an Optical Image Stabilisation system and complements the telephoto reach by minimising camera shake and delivering sharper results. The Intelligent IS is especially useful in low-light scenarios and when shooting at the far end of the telephoto zoom range. Optical stabilisation is further bolstered by a 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic electronic stabilisation which helps maximise image sharpness across the entire focal range.
Shoot Landscapes, Portraits, Macro and More
The powerful lens is perfect for travel and equips you with the ability to shoot a range of photographic subjects including sweeping landscapes, candid portraits and macro images. The impressive zoom is ideal for detailed close-ups at stadium sporting events, concerts, recitals, plays, school ceremonies and more.
32 Built-in Scene Modes
A Smart-Auto function provides point-and-shoot simplicity by detecting one of 32 photographic scenarios and selecting the optimum camera settings accordingly. Alternatively, a range of filters and photo effects can be utilised to create unique, artistic images.
Manual Control for Creative Versatility
Manual control of your shutter speed and aperture allows you to fine-tune your exposures to give you complete control of the final image helping you build experience, confidence and develop your own photographic style.
Full HD Video Recording
For situations where a photo simply isn’t enough to tell the story, take advantage of the one-touch Full High Definition video recording with crisp stereo sound to record the occasion. Canon’s Intelligent IS mode may also be utilised while shooting movies to ensure smooth, steady footage.
WiFi and NFC Connectivity
Built in WiFi and NFC allow you to instantly connect to your preferred device via the free Canon Camera Connect app and share your images with friends, family and favourite social networks. Wireless connectivity also allows equips you with the ability to view and capture images remotely from your phone or tablet, making it easy to shoot large group portraits and selfies or use your device as a remote shutter release for ultra-sharp landscapes. The WiFi also provides the ability to print wirelessly to compatible Canon printers for time-saving convenience.
Large 3-inch LCD Screen
The comprehensive feature list of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is topped off with a large 3-inch LCD screen which ensures easy image composition, image playback and menu navigation. Additionally, a built-in mini-HDMI interface provides a straightforward connection to your High Definition TV for instant slide-show and home movie nights.
1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Colour Filter Type
DIGIC 4+ with iSAPS technology
4.3 – 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1200 mm)
Optical 50x ZoomPlus 100x Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 200x
13 elements in 10 groups (3 UD lenses and 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS
AF System/ Points
AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small)
AF Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
Approx. 1.6 shots/sec. High-speed Burst (4.0 MP): Approx. 10.0 shots/sec. (all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²
4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480 16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360 3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424 1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480 Resize in playback (M2, S)
(Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Hybrid Auto Movie (HD) 30 fps
(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹ (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
Still Image Type
JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with Dynamic NFC support¹
SD, SDHC, SDXC
PC & Macintosh
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 For Wi-Fi connection to a PC: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10 For Image Transfer Utility: Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9 / 10.10
CameraWindow DC Map Utility Image Transfer Utility
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
¹ Depending on the image size selected.
¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
¹ Some settings limit availability.
¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire. ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above. ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.