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Canon ELPH 520 HS

92points

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Canon  ELPH 520 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Why is Canon ELPH 520 HS better than Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR?

  • 605g lighter
    155gvs760g
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • 93.1% less body volume
    90.14cm³vs1306.506cm³
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 2.86% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/3.4 vs3.5f
  • 87.1mm narrower
    53.9mmvs141mm
  • 90% faster flash X-sync
    1/2000svs0.005s

Why is Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR better than Canon ELPH 520 HS?

  • 2.45x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.7MPvs10.1MP
  • 30.23x larger sensor
    35.9 x 24mmvs6.17 x 4.62mm
  • 30 more focus points
    39vs9
  • 1.96x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    5.5fpsvs2.8fps
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 710shots longer battery life
    900shotsvs190shots
  • 25% better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 30fpsvs1080 x 24fps
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos

Top specs and features

Design

1.pixel density

333ppi

442ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

2.resolution

831 x 554px

1176 x 784px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

3.has a flip-out screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

4.Weather sealed
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

6.has an optical viewfinder
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.sensor size

6.17 x 4.62mm

35.9 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

9

39

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.has AF tracking
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

10.1MP

24.7MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.optical zoom

12x

3.6x (Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR)

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.Has timelapse function
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has stereo speakers
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

Battery

1. longer battery life

190shots

900shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.can be controlled remotely
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.Has dual card slots
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

4.has an accelerometer
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.has GPS
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

6.has a HDMI output
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Miscellaneous

1.Has focus motor
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

2.Is a telephoto lens
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.

3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

4.Can focus to infinity
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

5.Has full-time manual focus
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

6.Includes lens hood
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

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