42points

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

43points

Nikon Coolpix L820

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
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Why is Canon PowerShot SX500 IS better than Nikon Coolpix L820?

  • Has WiFi
  • 129g lighter
    341gvs470g
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
  • 18.26% less body volume
    579.69cm³vs709.2085cm³
  • 6.8mm narrower
    69.5mmvs76.3mm
  • 6mm shorter
    104mmvs110mm

Why is Nikon Coolpix L820 better than Canon PowerShot SX500 IS?

  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    3200 ISOvs1600 ISO
  • 10x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    8fpsvs0.8fps
  • 675shots longer battery life
    870shotsvs195shots
  • 1.8x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 25fps
  • 60% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/4000svs0.000625s
  • 41.28% higher pixel density
    462ppivs327ppi
  • 2x higher resolution
    1108 x 831pxvs784 x 588px
  • Has manual focus

Top specs and features

Design

1.pixel density

327ppi

462ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

2.resolution

784 x 588px

1108 x 831px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

4.weight

341g

470g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.screen size

3"

3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Light L16

5"

Optics

1.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

6.17 x 4.55mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.has AF tracking
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.maximum light sensitivity

1600 ISO

3200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.megapixels

16MP

16MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.optical zoom

30x

30x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 25fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Battery

1. longer battery life

195shots

870shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.has an accelerometer
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

4.has GPS
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Leica M10-D

5.has a HDMI output
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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