Canon PowerShot SX520 HS vs Olympus Stylus SH-1

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Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Olympus Stylus SH-1

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Reasons For

8 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 number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 6 maximum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only a 3 maximum aperture digital camera (3 bigger).
41% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008mm. That's 408mm longer than the Olympus Stylus SH-1 (600mm).
1mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
1,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (1,000 pixels lower).
£136 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is £136.20 cheaper than the Olympus Stylus SH-1.
Available from 4 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.
5 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 3 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (6,400).
50% longer slowest 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 motion 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).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 85%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is 83% (based on 44 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Olympus Stylus SH-1 (3).
3,200 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a slowest 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 motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Moderately 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 85% (based on 16 reviews).
9 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 number Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 has a maximum aperture number of 3. That's 3 bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (3).
408mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (408mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS (25mm).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) 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 (numeric) 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 £136
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is £136.20 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.
Not as many stockists
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is stocked by 6 sellers. 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 over one year
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 is 21 months older than the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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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
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 16.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
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24x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6
BEST
3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.4 3
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm
BEST
600mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
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25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 4.5 - 108
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/10 11/10
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 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
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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
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 30s
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Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 3 0.4 - 4
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
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Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
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 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
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460,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
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Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ TruePic VII
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
441g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
81.7mm 63.2mm
Depth
91.9mm 42.4mm
Width
120mm 108.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
441g 271g
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Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NB-6LH LI‑92B
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
210 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
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Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

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