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Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
Top 8%2,286 points
Top 8%
Top 60%999 points
Top 60%
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon  ELPH 520 HS
Top specs and features

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Canon ELPH 520 HS: 67 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.6x more megapixels (main camera).
16.2MP
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.
15
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
9

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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.
12800 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.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
190shots

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 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 24fps

9. weight

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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
38% 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 a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
50% have it

13. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
11% 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
31% have it

15. pixel density

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

16. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
72% have it

17. resolution

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

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
25% have it

19. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
26% have it

20. width

38.1mm narrower.
92mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
53.9mm

21. volume

90.7% less body volume.
969.37cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
90.14cm³

22. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
17% have it

23. height

37.3mm shorter.
124.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
87.1mm

24. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
35% have it

25. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
18% have it

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