Nikon D850Canon ELPH 520 HS
Top 4%2,370 points
Top 4%
Top 59%1,015 points
Top 59%
Nikon D850
Canon  ELPH 520 HS
Top specs and features

Nikon D850 vs Canon ELPH 520 HS: 73 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

4.52x more megapixels (main camera).
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
35.9 x 23.9mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
6.17 x 4.62mm

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.
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

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

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
27% 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.
102400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
3200 ISO

7. longer battery life

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

8. weight

760g lighter.
HTC Re: 65.5g

9. video recording

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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
37% have it

11. 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.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
11% have it

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
50% have it

13. fastest shutter speed

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

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
31% have it

15. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
9% have it

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
26% have it

17. 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.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
26% have it

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
25% have it

19. width

92.1mm narrower.
DxO One: 26.2mm

20. 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.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
72% have it

21. volume

93.66% less body volume.
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

22. height

36.9mm shorter.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

23. thickness

59.3mm thinner.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

24. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
19% have it

25. Has timelapse function

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.
Nikon D850
Canon ELPH 520 HS
15% have it

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