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Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 60%975 points
Top 60%
Top 7%2,248 points
Top 7%
Canon  ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top specs and features

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM: 66 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.6x more megapixels (main camera).
10.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.2MP

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
Canon EOS R: 5655
15

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
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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
12800 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
330shots

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
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

9. weight

337g lighter.
155g
HTC Re: 65.5g
492g

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
39% 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
32% have it

15. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
73% have it

16. pixel density

41.44% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
471ppi

17. resolution

2x higher resolution.
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1176 x 784px

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
26% have it

19. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
54% have it

21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
66% have it

22. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
48% have it

23. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
18% have it

24. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
45% have it

25. volume

90.7% less body volume.
90.14cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
969.37cm³

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