The Powershot SX520HS was released in July 2014


Alpha release of CHDK is available for the SX520 HS firmware versions 1.00B and 1.00C from the Download page. CHDK 1.5 (unstable / development version) only.

Reviews and Specifications Edit

Technical Data Edit

  • Digic 4+ image processor
  • 16.8 megapixel  Back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 1/2.3 inch
  • 42x wide-angle optical zoom lens 24-1008mm (35 mm equivalent), F3.4 - F6.0
  • operating system: DRYOS 
  • Display: 3 inch LCD, 461,000 pixels
  • Video: (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720 at 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480 at 30 fps, Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps, Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps)
  • HDMI output
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger included)
  • Dimensions : 120 (W) x 81.7 (H) x 91.9 (D) mm
  • Weight: 441 g (Including Battery and Memory Card)

For Developers Edit

Porting process & linksEdit

The SX520HS and SX530HS models use the same firmware (confirmed on fw version 1.00c). SX530HS porting thread SX520HS porting thread

General info Edit

  • DryOS v2.3, release #0055
  • FW start address: 0xFF010000

LED addresses Edit

0xC022D1FC   Green LED

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