Canon PowerShot SX500 ISNikon Coolpix L820
Top 59%625 points
Top 59%
Top 59%625 points
Top 59%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820: 47 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

0% more megapixels.
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 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.80fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
8fps

4. weight

129g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.50g
470g

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

6. 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

7. video recording

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

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
35% have it

9. 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

10. fastest shutter speed

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

11. pixel density

29.22% higher pixel density.
327ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
462ppi

12. width

6.80mm narrower.
69.50mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76.30mm

13. height

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

14. volume

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

15. thickness

4.30mm thinner.
80.20mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
84.50mm

16. resolution

49.93% higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1108 x 831px

17. 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

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

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 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
72% have it

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
87% have it

22. 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
53% have it

23. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

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

24. 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
30% have it

25. 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
19% have it

26. 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: 83.30x
30x

27. 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
68% have it

28. 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.
3.40f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
3f

29. has a serial shot mode

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

30. 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: 2m
675mm

31. 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 H5D-50c: 720s
4s

32. 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

33. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
65% have it

34. 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

35. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
60% have it

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