Canon SX500 IS
Superzoom Camera
vs Nikon L820
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Best price $275
  • Weighs a little bit less than the L820 12 oz vs 16.96 oz
  • Smaller body size 35 in³ vs 46 in³
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 4 seconds

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX L820

Best price
$184
  • 64% more battery life 320 shots vs 195 shots
  • Cheaper street price $184 vs $275
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Newer camera February 2013 vs August 2012
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 720p 25fps
  • Faster continuous shooting speed 8 shots per sec vs 3 shots per sec
  • Has panorama image capture SX500 IS does not have panorama
  • Has 3D capture capabilities SX500 IS does not have 3D

What the Canon SX500 IS and Nikon L820 have in common

  • Similar sensor resolutions 16 MP
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Similar optical zoom range 30.0×
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • HDMI port

What’s missing from both the Canon SX500 IS and the Nikon L820

  • No HDR processing
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No RAW capture
  • No hot shoe
  • No Wi-Fi
  • No flip out viewscreen

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