Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

45

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

37

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
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 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 SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$210

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$235

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$260 - $299

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$256 - $279

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$144

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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