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

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

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

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$301

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$333

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly larger

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

Screen size Much larger screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Travel zoom

$410

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$175 - $178

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

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