• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 28mm - 336mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 12.0x zoom 25mm - 300mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Canon 520 HS over Nikon S6800

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon S6800 over Canon 520 HS

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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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
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon S6800
Sony WX80
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $148
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 340 HS
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Nikon S6800
Canon 340 HS
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Canon 520 HS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 1080p
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Nikon S6800
Panasonic SZ8
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • 1080p
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Samsung WB35F

Canon 520 HS
Samsung WB35F
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $98
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Nikon S6800
Samsung WB35F
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
  • $98
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon 140 IS

Canon 520 HS
Canon 140 IS
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Nikon S6800
Canon 140 IS
  • $144
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $126
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer shutter
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