If you\u2019re looking for the best digital camera to cut your photography teeth on, you cannot go wrong with a Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. Even being a few years old, it still takes great photos, with the option of videos, and provides a handful of buttons that any fledgling photographer would love to have without being overwhelmed.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review\r\nThe Canon PowerShot SX530\u2019s performance makes it ideal as a versatile camera, but thanks to its optical zoom, finds itself better suited for long distance shots.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Canon PowerShot SX530 HS can take great shots\u2014especially from a distance. Make use of the camera\u2019s 50x optical zoom and zoom lens because Electronic Dynamic IS technology prevents blur. Image quality is really sharp, and that\u2019s thanks to its 16MP high-sensitive CMOS sensor and Canon DIGIC 4+ image processor. That image quality even extends into low-light situations, which gets additional help through Canon\u2019s HS System, providing excelleching tracking. You can also shoot videos, with video quality being full HD, 1080p at 30p.\r\nDesign\r\nCanon rarely strays in design, and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS isn\u2019t any different. Featuring a compact design, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is rather weighty. It feels good in the hands, with the balance resting in the middle. Even the shutter button has a satisfying weight to it. The grip has been textured to better prevent slipping.\r\n\r\nNotable buttons is the dial that switches between automatic, aperture priority, and manually, to name a few. There\u2019s also a dedicated button for Canon Camera Connect. The memory card slot is accessible on the right-hand side. Unlike the Yisence Waterproof Camera, the Canon Powershot SX530\u00a0 isn\u2019t waterproof.\r\nValue\r\nWhen the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS was first released, it was fairly expensive. Today, however, it\u2019s only a third of its original price. And that isn\u2019t surprising when you consider its performance compared to today\u2019s cameras is on the lower end. With that said, it\u2019s still a good Canon camera.\r\n\r\nIt isn\u2019t what it once was, but that doesn\u2019t mean it\u2019s void of any value. In fact, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is perfect for a fledgling photographer. It\u2019s built with way more features a photographer needs that a Canon PowerShot ELPH 180, Sony DSCW800, and Panasonic Lumix simply cannot match.\r\nCanon PowerShot SX530 HS Review Wrap Up\r\nWhile the performance of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS has certainly seen better days since its debut, it can still prove incredibly useful in the hands of an aspiring photographer, due to it having a long range zoom, additional modes, and settings to fiddle with. Its features and performance match perfectly.