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Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
Top 60%989 points
Top 60%
Top 5%2,328 points
Top 5%
Canon  ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
Top specs and features

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony Alpha a6500: 69 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.4x more megapixels (main camera).
10.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.2MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.62mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.5 x 15.6mm

3. focus points

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.
9
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
425

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
11fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
28% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

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.
3200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
51200 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
190shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
350shots

8. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

9. weight

298g lighter.
155g
HTC Re: 65.5g
453g

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
38% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

12. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
12% have it

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
50% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
31% have it

15. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
46% have it

16. has AF tracking

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.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
72% have it

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
27% have it

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
25% have it

19. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
55% have it

21. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
20% have it

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
25% have it

23. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
48% have it

24. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
18% have it

25. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
45% have it

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