Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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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 SX240 HS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×61×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX240 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$267 - $350

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$280

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$450

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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