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Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200

Portability
69
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8200 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
42
Overall
40

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Key Specs

Canon SX520 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1008mm (F3.4-6.0) lens
  • 441g - 120 x 82 x 92mm
  • Announced July 2014
  • Superseded the Canon SX510 HS
  • Successor is Canon SX530 HS
Fujifilm S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Overview

The following is a thorough analysis of the Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the SX520 HS (16MP) and the Fujifilm S8200 (16MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras boast the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX520 HS was revealed 19 months after the Fujifilm S8200 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Canon SX520 HS being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm S8200 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving right into a in depth comparison, here is a quick overview of how the SX520 HS scores against the Fujifilm S8200 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX520 HS over the Fujifilm S8200

 SX520 HS Fujifilm S8200 
IntroducedJuly 2014January 2013Newer by 19 months
Screen resolution461k460kSharper screen (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8200 over the Canon SX520 HS

 Fujifilm S8200 SX520 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX520 HS and Fujifilm S8200

 SX520 HS Fujifilm S8200 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and size. The Canon SX520 HS comes with external dimensions of 120mm x 82mm x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") and a weight of 441 grams (0.97 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S8200 has specifications of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") and a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Compare the Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the SX520 HS compared to the Fujifilm S8200.

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the SX520 HS and Fujifilm S8200 is 69 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to visualise the difference between sensor dimensions just by checking specs. The picture below might give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX520 HS and Fujifilm S8200.

As you can plainly see, both cameras come with the identical sensor size and the same exact MP and you can expect similar quality of photographs although you should always consider the age of the products into consideration. The more recent SX520 HS is going to have an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 sensor size comparison

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX520 HS as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm S8200 as a Portrait photography camera
44
manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
provides face detection autofocus
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
40
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX520 HS
Street photography with Fujifilm S8200
46
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than others (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX520 HS Sports photography information
Fujifilm S8200 Sports photography information
45
great zoom range (24-1008mm 42.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
low fps (2.0 frames/s)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery life (210 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
50
amazing zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX520 HS Travel photography advice
Fujifilm S8200 Travel photography advice
55
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (1008mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
bad battery life (210 CIPA)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
52
decent MP (16MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
long zoom (960mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (670g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX520 HS Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S8200 Landscape photography highlights
45
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
bad battery life (210 per charge)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
47
has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX520 HS Vlogging features
Fujifilm S8200 Vlogging features
29
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external mic jack
24
really wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no microphone support
more heavy than others (670 grams)
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Canon SX520 HS vs Fujifilm S8200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX520 HS and Fujifilm S8200
 Canon PowerShot SX520 HSFujifilm FinePix S8200
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Fujifilm FinePix S8200
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-07-29 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4+ -
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1008mm (42.0x) 24-960mm (40.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.4-6.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus distance 0cm 0cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 461 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 200 thousand dots
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1700s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.50 m -
Flash settings Auto, on, off, slow synchro -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 441 grams (0.97 lb) 670 grams (1.48 lb)
Physical dimensions 120 x 82 x 92mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 3.6") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photographs -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-6LH 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $219 $450