Canon PowerShot SX500 ISSony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 57%1,127 points
Top 57%
Top 8%2,408 points
Top 8%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM: 69 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.25% more megapixels.
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16.2MP

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
23.5 x 15.6mm

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
15

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
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
27% have it

6. weight

151g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
492g

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
12800ISO

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
330shots

9. video recording

3.6x better video recording quality.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
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
1/4000s

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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
11% have it

14. width

22.5mm narrower.
69.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
92mm

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
26% have it

17. height

20.4mm shorter.
104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
124.4mm

18. volume

40.2% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
969.37cm³

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
24% have it

20. thickness

4.5mm thinner.
80.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
84.7mm

21. resolution

2x higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
1176 x 784px

22. battery power

8% more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1080mAh

23. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
46% have it

24. 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
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
17% have it

25. screen size

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

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