Sony PowerShot SX530 HS Black

MPN: 9779B001  |  EAN: 0793611013841  |  Model: PowerShot SX530 HS

Price Information

$259.95

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Sony PowerShot SX530 HS Black - 9779B001 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Bridge Camera
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Professional Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Travel
Outstanding
Wildlife Photography
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Live Streaming
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Sports Photography
Just Right
Vlogging
Just Right
WiFi Connectivity
Just Right
Professional Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

For a lot of people, the Bridge camera is the perfect solution as it combines the portability of a compact camera while offering the full capability of a DSLR.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Sony PowerShot SX530 HS camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PowerShot SX530 HS is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 9  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony PowerShot SX530 HS video camera should be sufficient for your needs.

Working at the highest standards of videography, you'll want full control of every aspect of this vital tool. This camera from Sony, provides fully manual settings from your focusing ring to your aperture dilation.

Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Sony provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

For those special occasions, this Sony camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony PowerShot SX530 HS is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 6.17 x 4.55 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. It's also got Wi-Fi so if you can still make your transfers even if you're not with your cables.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the PowerShot SX530 HS is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the PowerShot SX530 HS.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Sony, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

As you make trips around the world, every moment tells a story. For this, a good camera is crucial and the PowerShot SX530 HS is a great option for travel. It's got a combined zoom capability allowing you get a closer look at items that can't be reached easily.^506^*}

When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.

Style

This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Sony PowerShot SX530 HS Black - 9779B001 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Product Colour Black
Camera
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.4-6.5
Image Formats Supported JPEG
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Present Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 9
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Face Detection Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity (max) 3200
Manual Exposure Yes
Shutter
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Video
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Audio
Audio Formats Supported AAC LC, MPEG4
Audio System Stereo
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Lens System
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 1200 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.4
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24 mm
Optical Zoom 50 x
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Sensor
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Other Features
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight 418 g