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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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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differences

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
Weight Lighter 155 g vs 306 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness Thinner 0.7" vs 1.8"
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2.4x thinner
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 slightly faster 2.8 fps vs 0.9 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.99 vs $189.79
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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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 Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              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 HS:190 shots
              SX150 IS:110 shots
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 520 HS:2.8 fps
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $290 - $320

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $206

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $259

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $80 - $159

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life

              Canon ELPH 520 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $203

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Canon ELPH 530 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

              Ultra compact

              $175

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Canon IXUS 255 HS

              Travel zoom

              $225

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $185

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS

              Canon ELPH 320 HS

              Compact

              $159 - $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $186

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

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

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              Canon ELPH 520 HS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
              Canon ELPH 520 HS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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