• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 28mm - 336mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $161 Average Retail $300 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 25mm - 300mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $185 Average Retail $200 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Canon 340 HS

  • 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
    6 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

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 530 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 530 HS
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 340 HS
Canon 530 HS
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
  • $178
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • 24p

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Canon 520 HS
Fujifilm T550
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 1080p
  • HDMI out
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Canon 340 HS
Fujifilm T550
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $143
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 330 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 330 HS
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Faster shutter
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Canon 340 HS
Canon 330 HS
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • 24p

Compared to Nikon S6800

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Longer shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Canon 340 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Sony WX350

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX350
  • $161
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Longer shutter
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon 340 HS
Sony WX350
  • $185
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
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