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Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Top 8%2,290 points
Top 8%
Top 58%1,047 points
Top 58%
Top 58%1,042 points
Top 58%
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Top specs and features

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820: 65 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

16.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
16MP
16MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
6.17 x 4.55mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
0.8fps
8fps

4. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
27% have it

5. 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.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
1600 ISO
3200 ISO

6. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
195shots
870shots

7. 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.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
720 x 25fps
1080 x 30fps

8. weight

492g
HTC Re: 65.5g
341g
470g

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
37% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/1600s
1/4000s

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
49% have it

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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
11% 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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
31% have it

14. pixel density

471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
327ppi
462ppi

15. 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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
46% have it

16. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
784 x 588px
1108 x 831px

17. 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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
72% have it

18. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
26% have it

19. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
25% have it

20. width

92mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
69.5mm
76.3mm

21. volume

969.37cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³
579.69cm³
709.21cm³

22. 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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
17% have it

23. height

124.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
104mm
110mm

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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
35% have it

25. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
45% have it

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