Canon ELPH 520 HSSony Alpha a6500
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Canon  ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
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Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

2.4x more megapixels.
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 a9: 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
27% have it

6. weight

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

7. 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.
3200ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
51200ISO

8. 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

9. video recording

2.5x better video recording quality.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
37% have it

11. 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
49% have it

12. 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

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
11% have it

14. width

66.1mm narrower.
53.9mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
120mm

15. 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
25% have it

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

17. height

20.2mm shorter.
87.1mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
66.9mm

18. volume

78.93% less body volume.
90.14cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
427.89cm³

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
24% have it

20. thickness

34.1mm thinner.
19.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
53.3mm

21. 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

22. 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
17% have it

23. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3"

24. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
30% have it

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500
23% have it
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