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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Top 58%1,027 points
Top 58%
Top 58%1,011 points
Top 58%
Top 7%2,252 points
Top 7%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Top specs and features

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony Alpha a6500: 63 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP
24.2MP

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
23.5 x 15.6mm

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
11fps

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
51200 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
350shots

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
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
2160 x 30fps

7. weight

341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
470g
453g

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
39% 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
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
Sony Alpha a6500
50% have it

11. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
12% have it

12. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
32% have it

13. 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
Sony Alpha a6500
46% have it

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
Sony Alpha a6500
72% have it

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
27% have it

16. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
26% have it

17. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
27% have it

18. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
20% have it

19. 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
Sony Alpha a6500
54% have it

20. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
25% have it

21. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
18% have it

22. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
48% have it

23. volume

579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
709.21cm³
427.89cm³

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
66% have it

25. 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
Sony Alpha a6500
58% have it

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