• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 336mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 224mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Canon 130 IS

  • More lens zoom
    12.0x vs 8.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.8 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 130 IS over Canon 520 HS

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact 12x zoom; Optical image stabilization; Full HD movies; Handheld Night Scene mode; Good shutter lag time.

  • Uses microSD media; Short battery life; Flash is weak; Soft at telephoto; Tiny buttons.

The Competition

Compared to Canon SD4500 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Fast startup
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 130 IS
Canon SD4500 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 510 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 510 HS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More pixels
Canon 130 IS
Canon 510 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $318
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 530 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 530 HS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 130 IS
Canon 530 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $257
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony WX80

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX80
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 130 IS
Sony WX80
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Longer exposure
  • $142
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 140 IS
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bigger pixels
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Canon 130 IS
Canon 140 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More dots on screen
  • $116
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
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