My Canon Powershot sx530 review

Koko visits with gramma
All photos in this article are taken by a Canon Powershot sx530 except for the picture of the powershot seen below
Today I will be talking about the Powershot sx530 by Canon. I decided to purchase this camera after researching it and needing to upgrade from a smaller digital. I used the Canon ELPH190 and loved everything about it except the size. The buttons just were too small for my fat fingers.
So after looking into a few other options and many models I chose to stay with Canon a trusted name in photography for any decades. Below are just a few of the many features the powershot has to offer.

Powershot sx530 by CanonErgonomic body with a 50x Optical zoom and more

Featuring a solid body and ergonomic grip the self-contained lens stands out as one of the best attributes of this DSLR. With normal image ratio a wide angle mode and 50x zoom feature for superb close-ups this lens can handle whatever situation you need it to. One touch will move the lens into its maximum zoom length extending it an additonal 3 inches or shrink it in 1/2 an inch for wide angle or panoramic views.

The body itself is made with a composite plastic that is rigid and textured in areas for a better grip. It has a built in flash that can be activated with the flick of a finger. Canon included state-of-the-art facial technology to track and search for the designated target to keep it a consistent size throughout the shooting sequence They also included an autofocus button that tracks objects in view to pinpoint the best shot.

The shutter button features a zoom toggle, the mode button is rounded and the power button offset and lower to eliminate accidental shutdown. Included video mode at the touch of a button recording time varies by the size of the memory card you use. Playback, gallery, function/menu buttons placed below the thumb area again avoiding a possible lost shot.

The lcd screen is 2×3″ and host around 461,000 dots for a stunning display. Loaded with 16 megapixels of resolution images are sharp, crisp, and clear.

A fantastic waterfall in Bolton Landing NYImage Stabilization

Canon put a lot of thought into this model and included many state-of-the-art features found in the top models available today. This camera has 4 Image stabilization modes to ensure you capture the moment as it happens and in whatever type of shot you’re trying to achieve.

Also, included are 4 Image Stabilization modes for video capture. Groups, moving images, and landscape videos will be cleaner and stable producing sharp clear videos that will make you feel like a pro.

Wifi/Nfc sharing

So you’re all set with your shooting for the day and can’t wait to get your shots out in Social Media sites. Canon has you covered with push of a button built in wifi for simple downloading to your mobile device. This option requires Canon Easy connect app to function. You may also link the phone and camera through an NFC connection all downloaded photos will appear in a separate folder in your phones gallery.

Using the wifi setting will also allow you to control the camera remotely via your smartphone and Canon’s camera connect app. Simply put an incredibly versatile option for self-portraits that look like someone else took the pictures. This feature can come in handy if you like to record video clips or want to catch yourself in action.

Point and shoot or manual

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While using the powershot the possibilities are endless with multiple automatic modes or full control by you. Auto mode will sense subjects and focus and capture pictures. Hybrid Auto mode takes short video clips as well as a photo for each shot. Other modes include an effect mode, Fish eye lens, Manual, movie mode, scene mode, and others which may be of interest for many applications.

You may be an avid photographer or even a professional and like to experiment with aperture and shutter speed effects. Perhaps you have almost no knowledge of how a complex SLR (Single Lens Reflex) actually works. Regardless of your skill level its difficult to take a bad shot with this camera,

Koko enjoying the view

Tipster’s Choice

One of the most amazing features this camera boasts is its weight which is only 1 pound making this powerhouse camera an extremely lightweight option. I was also impressed with the price which is reasonable for the quality of the camera.

I will use this camera to document my Appalachian Trail hike and with its next to nothing weight it contributes only a tiny boost to my overall weight.

This is a truly remarkable camera that is built with quality craftsmanship. I would highly recommend this DSLR to anyone regardless of their skill levels. With the combination of long distance capacity and the technology and advancements found in todays cameras the Canon Powershot sx530 is my choice for consistently great pictures.

Fantastic job Canon you nailed it with this gem. On a 1 to 10 scale I am tempted to give this camera an 11. In my humble opinion a solid 10 and well-deserved.

I hope you found this review helpful as always thanks for taking the time to check out hikingtipster.com. Feel free to leave a comment below and remember to follow along on your favorite Social Media outlet.


 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “My Canon Powershot sx530 review”

  1. Great pictures and presentation of the capabilities.

    Love the snow picture. Reminds me of living in the Mid West.

    The camera seems to be capable of taking just about every shot that I would need. Outdoor pictures are my favorite thing to do while hiking Oregon.

    What would be the closest comparison to the capabilities of this camera.

    Thanks for all the information.

    1. Hi Robert thanks for the visit. I have limited camera knowledge however there are many resources for research today, great question.

      Nikon D3400 compares well and excels at many points but it also is double the price has no built in lens or wifi capability. 

      Thanks again for the visit happy hiking in Oregon.

  2. My wife is big into photography, but I am definitely no expert. Would you recommend this camera for an average level user? When we go on trips, I often am waiting around for her to take shots. It would be fun for me to take a few of my own. The more user friendly the better, which is what this camera appears to be!

    1. Hi Tony YES I highly recommend this model for it’s ease of use and point and shoot ability. O

      When you use the auto mode the camera does all the work and the shots captured are high quality no matter what you aim at.

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