Canon PowerShot SX500 ISSony Alpha 7R III
Top 57%1,127 points
Top 57%
Top 7%2,436 points
Top 7%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Top specs and features

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony Alpha 7R III: 65 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

2.65x more megapixels.
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
42.4MP

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
24 x 35.9mm

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
425

4. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
27% have it

5. weight

334g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
675g

6. 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

7. 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
650shots

8. video recording

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

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
37% have it

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
Sony Alpha 7R III
49% have it

11. 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

12. width

57.4mm narrower.
69.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
126.9mm

13. 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
Sony Alpha 7R III
25% have it

14. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
26% have it

15. height

8.3mm shorter.
104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
95.7mm

16. volume

20.84% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
732.3cm³

17. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
24% have it

18. thickness

19.9mm thinner.
80.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
60.3mm

19. 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
Sony Alpha 7R III
46% have it

20. screen size

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

21. 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
Sony Alpha 7R III
30% have it

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
23% have it

23. 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
Sony Alpha 7R III
72% have it

24. 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
Sony Alpha 7R III
35% have it

25. Has timelapse function

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.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony Alpha 7R III
14% have it
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