Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS.

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Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Canon ELPH 520 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.

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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
87x54x19 mm vs 113x73x46 mm
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4.3x smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
190 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The ELPH 520 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
2.8 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
0.7" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 306 g
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Around 50% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2500s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$148.00 vs $176.79
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              ELPH 520 HS$148.00
              SX150 IS$176.79
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              ELPH 520 HS190 shots
              SX150 IS110 shots
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 520 HS2.8 fps
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              ELPH 520 HS3,200 ISO
              SX150 IS1,600 ISO
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              12x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $180

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $319 - $430

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $138 - $180

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $570

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Canon ELPH 115 HS

              Travel zoom

              $80

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              GPS Has a GPS
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $144

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $213

              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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