Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
24x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an optical zoom of 42x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is only an 18x optical zoom digital camera (24x 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.

12% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (3.8).
61% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 608mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (400mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a minimum focal length of 24mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
96x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a combined zoom of 168x, but the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is only a 72x combined zoom digital camera (96x smaller).
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are better
Based on 44 user reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an average review score of 83%, however the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has an average rating of 76% (based on 282 reviews).
8 Reasons For
0.9 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.9 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (6.9).
Two times lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a weight of 188g, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 441g digital camera (253g 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.

34% shorter Edit
Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 61mm tall. That's 20.7mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (61mm).
65.9mm thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 26mm deep digital camera. That's 65.9mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (26mm).
16.2mm narrower Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 103.8mm wide digital camera. That's 16.2mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (103.8mm).
290.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 290.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS only takes 210.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £66
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS costs £65.99 less than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is 75% based on 26 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 72% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
0.9 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum aperture of 6, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.9 smaller).
58% heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 441g digital camera. That's 253g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (188g). 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 taller Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 81.7mm tall, but the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 61mm tall digital camera (20.7mm shorter).
Significantly thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 91.9mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 26mm deep digital camera (65.9mm thinner).
16.2mm wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 120mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 103.8mm wide digital camera (16.2mm narrower).
Eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 210.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS only takes 290.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£66 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS by £65.99.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's average expert rating is only 72%, however the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS's is 75% (based on 26 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
24x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (18x). 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.

11% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a minimum aperture of 3.8, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS has a maximum focal length of 400mm, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (608mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (25mm).
96x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is a 72x combined zoom digital camera. That's 96x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (72x).
Less retailers
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is only stocked by 4 shops, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by seven months
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS is seven months older than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX600 HS's average user score is only 76%, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS's is 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 36 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
18x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6 6.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.4
BEST
3.8
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm
BEST
400mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.5 - 81
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 36x
Lens Structure
13/10 11/8
Combined Zoom
168x
BEST
72x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous 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 0.05m
Auto Focus Point
9 9
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
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 15s
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
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 3 1 - 2
Flash Range
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 3.5
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 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
 1920x1080@30fps
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
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 461,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Art
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Art
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4+ iSAPS
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
441g 188g
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Height
81.7mm 61mm
BEST
Depth
91.9mm 26mm
BEST
Width
120mm 103.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
441g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH NB-6LH
Shot Per Battery Charge
210 shots 290 shots
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Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
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 ImageBrowser EX
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
1.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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