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Canon ELPH 520 HS

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Canon  ELPH 520 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony Alpha a6500

Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Canon ELPH 520 HS better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • 298g lighter
    155gvs453g
  • 78.93% less body volume
    90.14cm³vs427.8924cm³
  • 66.1mm narrower
    53.9mmvs120mm
  • 34.1mm thinner
    19.2mmvs53.3mm
  • 92% faster flash X-sync
    1/2000svs0.00625s

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Canon ELPH 520 HS?

  • 2.4x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs10.1MP
  • 12.86x larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs6.17 x 4.62mm
  • 416 more focus points
    425vs9
  • 3.93x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs2.8fps
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 160shots longer battery life
    350shotsvs190shots
  • 2.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs1080 x 24fps
  • Has WiFi

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

2.Weather sealed
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

4.weight

155g

453g

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5.Is a system camera
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

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Optics

1.focus points

9

425

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

2.sensor size

6.17 x 4.62mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

Best

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81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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.megapixels

10.1MP

24.2MP

Best

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108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

51200 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.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 24fps

2160 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

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2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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 continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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 slow motion video recording
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.number of microphones

2

2

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

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

190shots

350shots

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
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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

For example

Canon EOS 200D

5.Has dual card slots
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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 GPS
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a6500

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

For example

Leica M10-D

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