42points

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

95points

Sony Alpha 7R III

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony Alpha 7R III

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

Why is Canon PowerShot SX500 IS better than Sony Alpha 7R III?

  • 334g lighter
    341gvs675g
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • 20.84% less body volume
    579.69cm³vs732.3030990000001cm³
  • 57.4mm narrower
    69.5mmvs126.9mm
  • Has a flash

Why is Sony Alpha 7R III better than Canon PowerShot SX500 IS?

  • 2.65x more megapixels (main camera)
    42.4MPvs16MP
  • 30.69x larger sensor
    24 x 35.9mmvs6.17 x 4.55mm
  • 424 more focus points
    425vs1
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 64x higher maximum light sensitivity
    102400 ISOvs1600 ISO
  • 455shots longer battery life
    650shotsvs195shots
  • 3.6x better video recording quality (main camera)
    2160 x 30fpsvs720 x 25fps
  • 80% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.000625s

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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

3.has an optical viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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.weight

341g

675g

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5.Is a system camera
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

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Optics

1.focus points

1

425

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.

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2.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

24 x 35.9mm

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

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3.has AF tracking
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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.

4.megapixels

16MP

42.4MP

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5.maximum light sensitivity

1600 ISO

102400 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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6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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

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 timelapse function
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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

6.Supports slow motion video recording
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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
Sony Alpha 7R III

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

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.has stereo speakers
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

195shots

650shots

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
Sony Alpha 7R III

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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.

4.can be controlled remotely
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III

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
Sony Alpha 7R III

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

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