Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Digital Camera Review$349.99
The ELPH 530 HS showed some noticeable flaws in our video motion test, but nothing out of the ordinary for a compact camera. We found noticeable trailing, significant color bleed, a bit of stuttering, and almost static-like artifacting in the background. More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
We noted 325 horizontal and 350 vertical lw/ph in bright lighting while the camera was in motion—slightly below average for compact cameras, but fine. More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
As expected, sharpness dropped off significantly in low light, down to 100 horizontal and 150 vertical lw/ph—still better than what standard-def cameras from a few years ago could pull off.
Low Light Sensitivity
Low-light sensitivity was better than we expected, dropping below our acceptable threshold at a respectable 21 lux.