Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera Review$349.99
Chromatic aberration is below average, causing noticeable fringing in areas of high contrast. It's most obvious at the telephoto setting at the edges of the frame—check out the purple tinting in the crops below. This isn't uncommon for long-zoom compacts, and it certainly isn't the worst we've seen. But as the Sony HX9V proves, there's room for improvement here.
Distortion is not a problem with the ELPH 530 HS. We measured 0.66 percent barrel distortion at the middle focal length, enough to be somewhat visible, but any warping is imperceptible at the wide angle and telephoto settings.