Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
33
Overall
34
Canon ELPH 520 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix XP120 front
Portability
91
Imaging
43
Features
46
Overall
44

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 520 HS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-336mm (F3.4-5.6) lens
  • 155g - 87 x 54 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2012
  • Also Known as IXUS 500 HS
Fujifilm XP120
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.9) lens
  • 203g - 110 x 71 x 28mm
  • Launched January 2017
  • Later Model is Fujifilm XP130
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Overview

Here is a in depth comparison of the Canon ELPH 520 HS versus Fujifilm XP120, one being a Ultracompact and the other is a Waterproof by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a huge gap between the image resolutions of the ELPH 520 HS (10MP) and XP120 (16MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 520 HS was revealed 6 years earlier than the XP120 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the ELPH 520 HS scores against the XP120 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 520 HS over the Fujifilm XP120

 ELPH 520 HS XP120 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm XP120 over the Canon ELPH 520 HS

 XP120 ELPH 520 HS 
LaunchedJanuary 2017January 2012Fresher by 60 months
Focus manually More precise focus
Display resolution920k461kClearer display (+459k dot)

Common features in the Canon ELPH 520 HS and Fujifilm XP120

 ELPH 520 HS XP120 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera frequently, you will want to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon ELPH 520 HS has external measurements of 87mm x 54mm x 19mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.7") along with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Fujifilm XP120 has measurements of 110mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1") accompanied by a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs).

Examine the Canon ELPH 520 HS versus Fujifilm XP120 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the ELPH 520 HS compared to the XP120.

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the ELPH 520 HS and XP120 is 96 and 91 respectively.

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's difficult to visualise the gap between sensor sizing just by reading specifications. The photograph underneath will help give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the ELPH 520 HS and XP120.

Plainly, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm XP120 to deliver greater detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The older ELPH 520 HS is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon ELPH 520 HS
Portrait photography with Fujifilm XP120
26
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
42
manual focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS Street photography advice
Fujifilm XP120 Street photography advice
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
heavier than others (155g)
62
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS Sports photography details
Fujifilm XP120 Sports photography details
30
image stabilization (Optical)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery (190 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
46
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
environment proofing
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (210 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon ELPH 520 HS
Travel photography with Fujifilm XP120
58
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
long zoom (336mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
terrible battery (190 CIPA)
heavier than others (155g)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
67
environment proofing
decent MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
terrible battery pack (210 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS Landscape photography features
Fujifilm XP120 Landscape photography features
36
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
lack of manual exposure
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
terrible battery (190 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
51
manual focus
really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent MP (16MP)
environment proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
terrible battery pack (210 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 520 HS Vlogging details
Fujifilm XP120 Vlogging details
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
missing external mic socket
heavier than others (155 grams)
33
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
no microphone port
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Canon ELPH 520 HS vs Fujifilm XP120 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 520 HS and Fujifilm XP120
 Canon ELPH 520 HSFujifilm FinePix XP120
General Information
Make Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon ELPH 520 HS Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Also called IXUS 500 HS -
Type Ultracompact Waterproof
Launched 2012-01-09 2017-01-05
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 5 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 3200
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-336mm (12.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-5.6 f/3.9-4.9
Macro focusing range 1cm 9cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Screen resolution 461k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech PureColor II G TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 4.40 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 grams (0.34 pounds) 203 grams (0.45 pounds)
Physical dimensions 87 x 54 x 19mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.7") 110 x 71 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 pictures 210 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-9L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, group shot)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $279 $229