Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L840

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Nikon Coolpix L840

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
More total megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (16.76MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (38x). 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.

16% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is only an 855mm maximum focal length digital camera (153mm shorter).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (125).
74% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a slowest camera shutter speed of 15s. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (4s). Read more

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

22% lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a weight of 441g, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g digital camera (97g 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.

1 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.
10 Reasons For
0.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L840 is 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only a 6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.5 bigger).
0.4 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (3).
1.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).
3,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower).
460,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels lower).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon Coolpix L840 is four, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS only has one number of batteries supported.
Three hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS only takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£15 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is £15 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 6 expert reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average review score of 76%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an average rating of 72% (based on 14 reviews).
User reviews are a bit better
Based on 70 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L840 has an average review score of 85%, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an average rating of 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only 6 maximum aperture. That's 0.5 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (6.5).
0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (22.5mm).
3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (6,400).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L840 (921,000 pixels).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is one, but the Nikon Coolpix L840 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Only 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS takes 210.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix L840 only takes 590.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

More expensive by £15
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is £15 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L840.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is only 72%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 76% (based on 6 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L840 is 85% (based on 70 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.039999999999999MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a total megapixels of 16.76MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an optical zoom of 38x, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 42x optical zoom digital camera (4x 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.

18% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 855mm. That's 153mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (855mm).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 125, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

19% heavier Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a 538g digital camera. That's 97g heavier than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (538g). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 4 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix L840, but 5 retailers sell the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
38x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm
BEST
855mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 4 - 152
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 12/9
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞, 3.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 5.5 0.5 - 6.9
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)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 640x480@120fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 20MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Moon
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
441g
BEST
538g
Height
81.7mm 78.3mm
Depth
91.9mm 96mm
Width
120mm 113.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
441g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 4
BEST
Battery Type
NB-6LH LR6/L40
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.35h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots 590 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, CameraWindow, PhotoStitch Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
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

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Headphone Connectivity
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
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