Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Sony DSC-WX220

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Sony DSC-WX220

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
77% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 32x bigger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (10xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Larger screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony DSC-WX220 (2.7""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-WX220 (460,800 pixels pixels).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera. That's 2.2MP higher than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (18.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 50fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (50fpsfps).
336g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a weight of 105gg, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 441gg digital camera (336g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

56% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 has a height of 52.4mmmm. That's 29.3mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (52.4mmmm).
Hugely thinner Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is 21.6mmmm deep. That's 70.3mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (21.6mmmm).
Cheaper by $259
The Sony DSC-WX220 is $258.71 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 81%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 72% (based on 14 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-WX220 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 2.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (18.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

67% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 20fps lower than the Sony DSC-WX220 (50fpsfps).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a weight of 441gg, but the Sony DSC-WX220 is a 105gg digital camera (336g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 81.7mmmm tall. That's 29.3mm taller than the Sony DSC-WX220 (52.4mmmm).
Thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 91.9mmmm deep digital camera. That's 70.3mm thicker than the Sony DSC-WX220 (21.6mmmm).
More expensive by $259
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is $258.71 more expensive than the Sony DSC-WX220.
Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-WX220 is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's average expert score is only 72%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 81% (based on 8 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's average user score is 83%, however the Sony DSC-WX220's is 89% (based on 165 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 10xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 32x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (10xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller screen size Edit
Sony DSC-WX220 is only 2.7"" screen. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (2.7""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-WX220 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (460,800 pixels pixels).
Older by five months
The Sony DSC-WX220 is five months older than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 3264 x 1832
 2048 x 1536
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
20x
Maximum Aperture
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.45 - 44.5
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
13/10 9/7
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 1s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 1.5 - 2.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.2 - 3.7
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Art
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
 Art
 Vivid
 Antique
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Twilight
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
441g 105g
BEST
Height
81.7mm 52.4mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 21.6mm
BEST
Width
120mm
BEST
92.3mm
Weight Including Battery
441g 121g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6LH NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.75h
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 210 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX , CameraWindow, PhotoStitch Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
129.5 x 158 x 177.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.4 - 6.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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