Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Great macro
Macro focus
0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

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Advantages of the Canon SX510 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life
Longer battery life
250 shots vs 195 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.8 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 5x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX510 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$206.79 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $142 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX500 IS:1 cm
              SX510 HS:0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX500 IS:3.2"
              SX510 HS:3.1"
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX500 IS:0.8 fps
              SX510 HS:3.8 fps
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX500 IS:195 shots
              SX510 HS:250 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX500 IS:104x69x80 mm
              SX510 HS:104x70x80 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              SX500 IS:341 g
              SX510 HS:349 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              SX500 IS:3.2"
              SX510 HS:3.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $170

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $383

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $155

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.

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              Dani (10:31 AM, March 26, 2014)
              Canon SX500IS and SX510HS both use Li-ion rechargeable batteries (class NB-6L or NB-6LH respectively)... I think this is a very important advantage, considering many of the competitors, at the same price range, including Nikon (i.e. Coolpix L820), use 4x AA dtilo battery!!!
               
              Avatar for Sue Sue (5:35 AM, December 01, 2013)
              Ditto!?
               
              Vibs (9:55 AM, November 28, 2013)
              With so many pros for SX 510 You still declare SX 500 as the winner. Kindly clarify.