Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAMCanon PowerShot SX500 ISNikon Coolpix L820
Top 8%2,418 points
Top 8%
Top 57%1,135 points
Top 57%
Top 55%1,179 points
Top 55%
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Nikon Coolpix L820
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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. weight

492g
HTC Re: 65.5g
341g
470g

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

7. 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

8. video recording

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

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. 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

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

12. 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

13. width

92mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
69.5mm
76.3mm

14. pixel density

471ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
327ppi
462ppi

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15. height

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

16. 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

17. volume

969.37cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
579.69cm³
709.21cm³

18. thickness

84.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
80.2mm
84.5mm

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
24% have it

20. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px
784 x 588px
1108 x 831px

21. 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

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. screen size

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

24. 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.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Nikon Coolpix L820
30% have it

25. 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

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