As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX530 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX420 IS and the PowerShot SX720 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix L340)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX530 HS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (january 2015 vs september 2014).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a much shorter battery life (210 shots vs 600 shots) and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
1 year newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and SX530 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 442 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.6"

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
1 year newer
$229 - $237

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and SX530 HS

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
3 months older
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX60 HS and SX530 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 442 g
  • Inexpensive: $430.69 vs $247.00

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
2 years older
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the SX530 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX500 IS and SX530 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 442 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.6"

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
5 months older
$180

Significant advantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX530 HS)

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

common strengths of the SX400 IS and SX530 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 442 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.6"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
similar age
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the L340 and SX530 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 442 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.6"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
10 months older
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
1 year newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
3 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
1 year older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
5 years older
$340 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the T1i and SX530 HS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX530 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (50x vs 3x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (january 2015 vs august 2010).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs compact (100×58×30 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
4 years older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S95 and SX530 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
9 months newer
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the SX530 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and SX530 HS

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX530 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.6 fps vs 5.9 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 265 shots).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
1 year newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $247.00

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1.6 fps

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $247.00

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.6"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $247.00

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
1 year newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $247.00

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
1 year newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.6"
  • Lighter: 126 g vs 442 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $118.00 vs $247.00

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
1 year newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 210 shots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 3.6"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the SX530 HS)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and SX530 HS

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $247.00