Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAMCanon ELPH 520 HS
Top 8%2,411 points
Top 8%
Top 57%1,121 points
Top 57%
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon  ELPH 520 HS
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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.
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 a9: 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. weight

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

7. 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.
12800ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
3200ISO

8. 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

9. video recording

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

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
37% have it

11. 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
49% 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. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
11% have it

14. width

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

15. pixel density

41.44% higher pixel density.
471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
333ppi

16. 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

17. height

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

18. volume

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

19. 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
24% have it

20. thickness

65.5mm thinner.
84.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
19.2mm

21. resolution

2x higher resolution.
1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
831 x 554px

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. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3"

24. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon ELPH 520 HS
30% have it

25. 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
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