LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX530 HS has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SX530 HS doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm FinePix S1 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX530 HS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1.6 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately SX530 HS doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Canon SX530 HS features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Canon SX530 HS also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon SX530 HS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon SX530 HS will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
SX530 HS has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Canon SX530 HS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon SX530 HS features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SX530 HS. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect SX530 HS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Canon SX530 HS is powered by NB-6LH battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 358 shots, Canon SX530 HS has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend SX530 HS owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Canon SX530 HS vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Canon SX530 HS Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon SX530 HS is $279.00