Canon PowerShot SX500 ISSony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Top 59%1,026 points
Top 59%
Top 8%2,287 points
Top 8%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
vs
Top specs and features

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 (main camera).
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 a7 III: 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. 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.
1600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
12800 ISO

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
330shots

8. video recording (main camera)

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.
720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

9. weight

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

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. 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

12. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
11% have it

13. 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
50% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
31% have it

15. pixel density

44.04% higher pixel density.
327ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 1437.5ppi
471ppi

16. 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

17. 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

18. resolution

2x higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
1176 x 784px

19. 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 SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
72% have it

20. 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
25% have it

21. battery power

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

22. width

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

23. volume

40.2% less body volume.
579.69cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
969.37cm³

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. height

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

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison
    Compare
    This page is currently only available in English.