Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Nikon Coolpix S7000

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Nikon Coolpix S7000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16.8MPMP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (16.76MPMP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 22x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (20xx). 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.

Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (25mmmm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (125).
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 Nikon Coolpix S7000 (460,000 pixels pixels).
8 Reasons For
0.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only a 6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.5 bigger).
499mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 499mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (500mmmm).
3 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 lower).
2x lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161gg digital camera. That's 280g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (161gg). 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.

A lot shorter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 60mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is an 81.7mmmm tall digital camera (21.7mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a depth of 27.4mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 91.9mmmm deep digital camera (64.5mm thicker).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 6 expert reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average review score of 77%, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an average rating of 72% (based on 14 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 98 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an average review score of 94%, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an average rating of 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (6.5).
499mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum focal length of 1,008mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 500mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (499mm longer).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (6,400).
280g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a weight of 441gg, but the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a 161gg digital camera (280g 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.

27% taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 81.7mmmm tall. That's 21.7mm taller than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (60mmmm).
71% thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 91.9mmmm deep digital camera. That's 64.5mm thicker than the Nikon Coolpix S7000 (27.4mmmm).
Older by eight months
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is eight months older than the Nikon Coolpix S7000.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's average expert score is only 72%, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000's is 77% (based on 6 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's average user score is 83%, however the Nikon Coolpix S7000's is 94% (based on 98 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
0.039999999999999MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MPMP, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16.8MPMP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has an optical zoom of 20xx, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42xx optical zoom digital camera (22x bigger). 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.

1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a minimum ISO speed of 125, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
1 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S7000 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels higher).
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
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
 4608 x 3456
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 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
 4608 x 3456
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
20x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6 6.5
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Minimum Aperture
3.4 3.4
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm 500mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.5 - 90
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
13/10 12/10
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
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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 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
 125
 640
 6400
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 125
 640
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 4s
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Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

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 - 3.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 2.8
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 99%
BEST
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

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
Photo Effect
 Art
 Vivid
 Art
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
441g 161g
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Height
81.7mm 60mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 27.4mm
BEST
Width
120mm
BEST
99.5mm
Weight Including Battery
441g 161g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH EN-EL19
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 210 shots
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.83h

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 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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