Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

57

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Compact (97×58×28 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
165 g

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 A3100 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$249 - $255

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

Compact

$312

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1

Compact

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Thickness Slightly thinner
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

discussion

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