Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Olympus Stylus SH-1

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
18x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an optical zoom of 42x, but the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only a 24x optical zoom digital camera (18x smaller). 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.

3 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum aperture of 6, but the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only a 3 maximum aperture digital camera (3 bigger).
41% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 408mm longer than the Olympus Stylus SH-1 (600mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
1,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
£34 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is £33.91 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus SH-1.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 87214 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-1 ranks No. 183167.
7 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (6,400).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 15s longer than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (60fps).
30% shorter Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 63.2mm tall digital camera. That's 18.5mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (63.2mm).
Two times thinner Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a depth of 42.4mm. That's 49.5mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (42.4mm).
11% narrower Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a width of 108.8mm. That's 11.2mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (108.8mm).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 88%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
3,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum camera shutter speed of 15s, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
23% taller Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a height of 81.7mm, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 63.2mm tall digital camera (18.5mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 91.9mm deep, but the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 42.4mm deep digital camera (49.5mm thinner).
11.2mm wider Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 120mm wide, but the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 108.8mm wide digital camera (11.2mm narrower).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 88% (based on 28 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 24x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (24x). 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.

Vastly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 3 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (3).
408mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a maximum focal length of 600mm, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (408mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (25mm).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (125).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by £34
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is £33.91 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
Not as many stockists
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only stocked by 7 retailers, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by three months
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is three months older than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
Less popular
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 183167 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ranks No. 87214.

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Date Released

28 months Ago 32 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
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
 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
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Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 16.8MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
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Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6
BEST
3
Minimum Aperture
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm
BEST
600mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.5 - 108
Lens Structure
13/10 11/10
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
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Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 30s
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Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 0.4 - 4
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.1 - 9.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 60fps
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Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 432x324@240fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1280x720@120fps
 432x324@240fps
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Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 37MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
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Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ TruePic VII
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Height
81.7mm 63.2mm
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Depth
91.9mm 42.4mm
BEST
Width
120mm 108.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
441g 271g
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Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-6LH LI‑92B
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating 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 Olympus Viewer 3
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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