Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

44

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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

$199

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

$195

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$259

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

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$501 - $598

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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