Canon PowerShot SX500 ISNikon Coolpix L820
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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16
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Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820: 46 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0% more megapixels (photo).
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP
286
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
243
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
8fps
170
0

4. weight

129g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
470g
141
0

5. maximum light sensitivity

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.
1600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
3200ISO
126
0

6. video recording

44.44% better video recording quality.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
112
0

7. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
33% have it
100
0

8. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
48% have it
84
0

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000625s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
0.00025s
80
0

10. width

6.8mm narrower.
69.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76.3mm
76
0

11. pixel density

29.22% higher pixel density.
327ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
462ppi
76
0

12. height

6mm shorter.
104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
110mm
71
0

13. volume

18.26% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
709.21cm³
71
0

14. thickness

4.3mm thinner.
80.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
84.5mm
70
0

15. resolution

49.93% higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
1108 x 831px
68
0

16. has built-in optical image stabilization

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.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
46% have it
66
0

17. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
36% have it
59
0

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
57
0

19. has AF tracking

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.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
73% have it
56
0

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
52% have it
52
0

21. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
88% have it
51
0

22. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
29% have it
49
0

23. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
66% have it
48
0

24. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
20% have it
47
0

25. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
30x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
30x
43
0

26. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
67% have it
41
0

27. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.4
Ricoh GR II: 1
3
41
0

28. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
88% have it
40
0

29. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
720mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
675mm
39
0

30. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
1
38
0

31. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
63% have it
37
0

32. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
4s
36
0

33. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
61% have it
36
0

34. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
59% have it
34
0

35. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
24mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
22.5mm
34
0

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