42points

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

43points

Nikon Coolpix L820

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Canon PowerShot SX500 IS better than Nikon Coolpix L820 & Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Weight
    341gvs470,453g
  • Width
    69.5mmvs76.3,120mm

Why is Nikon Coolpix L820 better than Canon PowerShot SX500 IS & Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Canon PowerShot SX500 IS & Nikon Coolpix L820?

  • Megapixels
    24.2MPvs16,16MP
  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs6.17 x 4.55,6.17 x 4.55mm
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    11fpsvs0.8,8fps
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    51200 ISOvs1600,3200 ISO
  • Video recording (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs720 x 25,1080 x 30fps
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Weather sealed

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Design

1.weight

341g

470g

453g

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2.Weather sealed
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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.Has a built-in focus motor
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

5.has a touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

6.volume

579.69cm³

709.21cm³

427.89cm³

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65.29cm³

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Optics

1.megapixels

16MP

16MP

24.2MP

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2.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

6.17 x 4.55mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

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3.continuous shooting at high resolution

0.8fps

8fps

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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60fps

4.maximum light sensitivity

1600 ISO

3200 ISO

51200 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.

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1640000 ISO

5.fastest shutter speed

1/1600s

1/4000s

1/4000s

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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1/32000s

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 25fps

1080 x 30fps

2160 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.

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2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

5.supports AVCHD format
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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

2.has a microphone in
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

195shots

870shots

350shots

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

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4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.has GPS
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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4.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

5.Has dual card slots
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has a HDMI output
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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