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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 520 HS

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size
Much smaller
87×54×19 mm vs 100×65×26 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.7" vs 1"
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Around 30% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
12x vs 8x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Weight
Lighter
155 g vs 190 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Olympus VH-510

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              ELPH 520 HS87×54×19 mm
              VH-510100×65×26 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              ELPH 520 HS0.7"
              VH-5101"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 520 HS155 g
              VH-510190 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 520 HS2.8 fps
              VH-5105 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              ELPH 520 HS461k dots
              VH-510460k dots

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              ELPH 520 HS15s
              VH-5104s
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              ELPH 520 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              VH-5101/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              ELPH 520 HS9.7 MP
              VH-5109.8 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              ELPH 520 HS12x
              VH-5108x

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              Canon ELPH 520 HS

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              Canon ELPH 520 HS
              PowerShot ELPH 520 HS
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              Olympus VH-510
              VH-510
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