Sony Alpha a6500Canon ELPH 520 HS
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Top 59%1,010 points
Top 59%
Sony Alpha a6500
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Top specs and features

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

1. megapixels

2.4x more megapixels (main camera).
24.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
10.1MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
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.
425
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
9

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
11fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
2.8fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony Alpha a6500
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.
51200 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.
350shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
190shots

8. video recording

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

9. weight

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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony Alpha a6500
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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
11% 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. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
31% have it

15. has a built-in HDR mode

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

16. 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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
46% have it

17. 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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
72% have it

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
25% have it

19. 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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
26% have it

20. width

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

21. volume

78.93% less body volume.
427.89cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
90.14cm³

22. height

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

23. thickness

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

24. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
19% have it

25. 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.
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon ELPH 520 HS
17% have it

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