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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Top specs and features

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820: 49 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0% more megapixels (main camera).
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP

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 25.4mm
6.17 x 4.55mm

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

4. 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.
1600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
3200 ISO

5. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
195shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
870shots

6. video recording (main camera)

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.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

7. weight

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

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
37% have it

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/1600s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

10. 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
49% have it

11. pixel density

41.28% higher pixel density.
327ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
462ppi

12. 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
Nikon Coolpix L820
46% have it

13. resolution

2x higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1108 x 831px

14. 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
Nikon Coolpix L820
72% have it

15. width

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

16. volume

18.26% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
709.21cm³

17. height

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

18. 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
54% have it

19. 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
35% have it

20. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
15% have it

21. thickness

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

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
65% have it

23. 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

24. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
57% have it

25. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Light L16: 5"
3"

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