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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

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 SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$208

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$536 body only

$400 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Super zoom

$295

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$431 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$250

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

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