As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A520 is also often compared to travel zooms and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A520's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-S30) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-H10)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A520 compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (91×64×38 mm) vs compact (90×64×43 mm)) and is thinner (1.5" vs 1.7").

However, on average it is older (february 2005 vs february 2006).

Canon PowerShot A530

Canon PowerShot A530
1 year newer
$140

Significant advantages of the A530 (vs the A520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A530 (vs the A520)

  • Much larger: Compact (90×64×43 mm) vs Compact (91×64×38 mm)

common strengths of the A530 and A520

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.6
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A520 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.2), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (91×64×38 mm) vs compact (102×62×24 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Casio Exilim EX-H10

Casio Exilim EX-H10
4 years newer
$610

Significant advantages of the EX-H10 (vs the A520)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×62×24 mm) vs Compact (91×64×38 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EX-H10 (vs the A520)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the EX-H10 and A520

  • Very small: Compact (102×62×24 mm) vs Compact (91×64×38 mm)
  • Very light: 194 g vs 230 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A520 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 39 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 1.2 MP), is newer (february 2005 vs february 2000), is thinner (1.5" vs 2.7") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2").

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A520)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the A520)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/725 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-S30 and A520

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6