As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Kodak DCS520 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and digicams. The Kodak DCS520's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D500 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the DCS560 and the EOS M3)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Kodak DCS560

Kodak DCS560
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the DCS560 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DCS560 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the DCS560 and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
15 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
18 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D50

Nikon D50
7 years newer
$1,342 (body only)
$2,058 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D50 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D50 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D50 and DCS520

  • None found

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D
16 years newer
$385 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1200D (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1200D (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1200D and DCS520

  • None found

Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35
13 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT A35 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A35 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the SLT A35 and DCS520

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
18 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D500 and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
15 years newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and DCS520

  • None found

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D Mark II N (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D Mark II N (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS-1D Mark II N and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
14 years newer
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and DCS520

  • None found

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
7 years newer
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the D200 and DCS520

  • None found

Canon EOS 10D

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 10D (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 10D (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the 10D and DCS520

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Kodak DCS520 doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
16 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DCS520)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DCS520

  • None found

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
17 years newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the DCS520)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has live view
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the DCS520)

  • None found

common strengths of the M3 and DCS520

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak DCS520 compared to digicam competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is older (february 1998 vs july 1998) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Epson PhotoPC 700

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5 months newer

Significant advantages of the PhotoPC 700 (vs the DCS520)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the PhotoPC 700 (vs the DCS520)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PhotoPC 700 and DCS520

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel