Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

43

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Light-weight
Weight
341 g
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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 S3 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$149 - $195

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$179

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$350

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Larger

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