As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A900 and the Coolpix B500) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the PowerShot SX620 HS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2016 vs february 2015), is slightly lighter (325 g vs 541 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/3.1), has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 20 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (195 shots vs 600 shots).

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
similar age
$220 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 195 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 325 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.3"

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 325 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year older
$178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 195 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 325 g

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year older
$219 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the SX530 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 325 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.3"

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
similar age
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 325 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.3"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
10 months older
$171 - $179

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 195 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 325 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.3"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2016 vs january 2015) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), records lower quality movies (720p @ 25fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.5 fps vs 7 fps).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
similar age
$218 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $217.99 vs $211.50
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
4 months newer
$202 - $229

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 195 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $202.37 vs $211.50

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year older
$525

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
1 year older
$365

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX710 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
similar age
$245

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $245.00 vs $211.50
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
1 year older
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 0.5 fps
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $197.00 vs $211.50

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2016 vs april 2011), is much smaller (standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($211.50 vs $399.00).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.5 fps vs 4 fps).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
similar age
$299 - $549 (body only)
$332 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Heavier: 485 g vs 325 g

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $274.00 vs $211.50
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 325 g

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
4 years older
$637 (body only)
$487 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)

common strengths of the T3 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Light weight: 459 g vs 325 g

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
4 years older
$307 (body only)
$931 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 560 g vs 325 g

common strengths of the D5100 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $306.52 vs $211.50

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 505 g vs 325 g

common strengths of the D3200 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $211.50

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Heavier: 480 g vs 325 g

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 325 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $211.50

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
7 years older
$250 (body only)
$250 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Shoots significantly faster: 3 fps vs 0.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 720p @ 25fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Standard size (104×69×85 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $249.99 vs $211.50
  • Light weight: 502 g vs 325 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is newer (january 2016 vs september 2014), is slightly less expensive ($211.50 vs $544.44) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year older
$544

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
similar age
$520 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX420 IS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm