41points

Canon ELPH 520 HS

93points

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

82points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Canon  ELPH 520 HS
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Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Canon ELPH 520 HS better than Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR & Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • Weight
    155gvs760,492g
  • Volume
    90.14cm³vs1306.506,969.3745600000002cm³
  • Width
    53.9mmvs141,92mm
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Thickness
    19.2mmvs82,84.7mm
  • Height
    87.1mmvs113,124.4mm
  • Widest aperture
    f/3.4 vs3.5,3.5f
  • Flash sync speed
    1/2000svs0.005,0.00625s

Why is Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR better than Canon ELPH 520 HS & Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has dual card slots
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Canon ELPH 520 HS & Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR?

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    10fpsvs2.8,5.5fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 24,1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • Pixel density
    471ppivs333,442ppi
  • Has sensor shift stabilization
  • Has GPS
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.weight

155g

760g

492g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

3.Weather sealed
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

4.pixel density

333ppi

442ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.Is dustproof and water resistant
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Optics

1.megapixels

10.1MP

24.7MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

2.sensor size

6.17 x 4.62mm

35.9 x 24mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.focus points

9

39

15

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

4.continuous shooting at high resolution

2.8fps

5.5fps

10fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

60fps

5.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

25600 ISO

12800 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

6.fastest shutter speed

1/4000s

1/4000s

1/4000s

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

Best

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

1/32000s

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

6.supports AVCHD format
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.has stereo speakers
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

190shots

900shots

330shots

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.can be controlled remotely
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.has GPS
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

4.has an external memory slot
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

5.Has dual card slots
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.has a HDMI output
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.Has focus motor
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

3.Is a telephoto lens
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

4.Is a normal lens
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

5.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

6.Is a wide angle lens
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.

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