Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

60

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$220

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

Ultra compact

$149

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$949 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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