Canon PowerShot SX500 ISNikon D850
Top 57%1,129 points
Top 57%
Top 6%2,450 points
Top 6%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon D850: 70 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.86x more megapixels.
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
45.7MP

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
35.9 x 23.9mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
1
Sony Alpha a9: 693
153

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
7fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
27% have it

6. weight

574g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
915g

7. 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
102400ISO

8. 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
1840shots

9. video recording

3.6x better video recording quality.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
37% have it

11. 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 D850
49% have it

12. 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
1/8000s

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
11% have it

14. width

76.5mm narrower.
69.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
146mm

15. 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 D850
25% have it

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
26% have it

17. height

20mm shorter.
104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
124mm

18. volume

59.21% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1421.16cm³

19. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
9% have it

20. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
24% have it

21. thickness

1.7mm thinner.
80.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
78.5mm

22. 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 D850
46% have it

23. 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 D850
17% have it

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3.2"

25. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon D850
30% have it
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