Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

46

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$160 - $178

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$206 - $249

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Super zoom

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Digicam

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Longest exposure Longer exposures
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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