• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 336mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Canon 340 HS

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    190 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 340 HS over Canon 520 HS

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    9 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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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 Sony WX80

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX80
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 340 HS
Sony WX80
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon S5300

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Canon 340 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p

Compared to Nikon S6800

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Canon 340 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p

Compared to Canon SX600 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 340 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Sony WX350

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX350
  • $174
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 340 HS
Sony WX350
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $248
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
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