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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
Top 58%1,033 points
Top 58%
Top 11%2,191 points
Top 11%
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
Top specs and features

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300: 73 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.52x more megapixels (main camera).
16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24.3MP

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
35.8 x 23.8mm

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
19

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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
28% 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
25600 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
500shots

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 24fps

9. weight

119g lighter.
341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
460g(Sony DT 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6)

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
38% 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. 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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
50% have it

13. 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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
31% have it

14. 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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
46% have it

15. pixel density

1.66x higher pixel density.
327ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
544ppi

16. 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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
72% have it

17. resolution

2.67x higher resolution.
784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
1358 x 905px

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
27% have it

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
25% have it

20. battery power

1.65x more battery power.
1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1650mAh

21. 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 SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
26% have it

22. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
20% have it

23. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
55% have it

24. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Sony SLT-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
48% have it

25. 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-A99V + Sony SAL-55300
18% have it

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