• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 28mm - 336mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $162 Average Retail $300 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 24mm - 288mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $160 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Fujifilm T550

  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm T550 over Canon 520 HS

  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 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 Sony WX80

Canon 520 HS
Sony WX80
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Fujifilm T550
Sony WX80
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • High-res screen
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 130 IS
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Fujifilm T550
Canon 130 IS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI out

Compared to Samsung WB30F

Canon 520 HS
Samsung WB30F
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 1080p
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Fujifilm T550
Samsung WB30F
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • High-res screen
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon S6800

Canon 520 HS
Nikon S6800
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Longer shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p
Fujifilm T550
Nikon S6800
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
  • $177
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • 60p

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $162
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Fujifilm T550
Canon 340 HS
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
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