41points

Canon ELPH 520 HS

94points

Sony Alpha a7 III

Canon  ELPH 520 HS
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony Alpha a7 III

Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

Why is Canon ELPH 520 HS better than Sony Alpha a7 III?

  • 495g lighter
    155gvs650g
  • 90.01% less body volume
    90.14cm³vs902.208cm³
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 73.1mm narrower
    53.9mmvs127mm
  • Has a flash
  • 54.8mm thinner
    19.2mmvs74mm
  • 8.9mm shorter
    87.1mmvs96mm

Why is Sony Alpha a7 III better than Canon ELPH 520 HS?

  • 2.38x more megapixels (main camera)
    24MPvs10.1MP
  • 29.89x larger sensor
    35.8 x 23.8mmvs6.17 x 4.62mm
  • 684 more focus points
    693vs9
  • 3.57x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs2.8fps
  • 8x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 420shots longer battery life
    610shotsvs190shots
  • 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 a7 III

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

2.Weather sealed
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

For example

Leica D-Lux 7

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

5.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

6.weight

155g

650g

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HTC Re

65.5g

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Optics

1.focus points

9

693

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

35.8 x 23.8mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

24MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.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

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

For example

Leica Q-P

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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 a7 III

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

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has stereo speakers
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

6.has a zoom microphone
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

1. longer battery life

190shots

610shots

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 a7 III

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.wireless charging
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.can be controlled remotely
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

4.Has dual card slots
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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.

5.has GPS
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony Alpha a7 III

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

For example

Leica M10-D

6.USB version

2

3.1

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

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