Poor Video Quality With Canon SX520

by Betty

Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX520 HS

Hi. I have the Canon Powershot sx520 HS and i was wondering how to improve the video quality to make it more clear.

Hi Betty,

Sorry that you're having an issue with the quality of the video you're getting with your SX520 HS. Without seeing a sample, it will be very difficult for me to give you the perfect solution to your blurry Canon SX520 HS video. Feel free to send me a sample to bruce at canoncamerageek.com. I would be able to diagnose the issue much better.

With that said, the biggest causes of blurriness in both videos and still images are slow shutter speed or inaccurate focusing. The first thing you should do for shooting video with your SX520 HS is to use a tripod. That is likely the culprit in the lack of clarity in your video.

Please let me know if this helps!

Thanks so much,


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