The New Canon ELPH: Tiny and Cheap Just Got Fast

By Mario Aguilar on at

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

The Elph 520 HS has a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, and a 12x optical zoom lens packed into a skinny package. Those specs aren't anything mind-blowing for a £200ish point-and-shoot camera. What's really exciting about this camera is that its 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 16-megapixel sensor. Both cameras shoot 1080p video. The 500 HS will be available sometime around March for roughly £200, while the 110 HS will be available in February for around £160. [Canon]