Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

50

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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

$179

Zoom More zoom
Focus points More focus points
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$109 - $165

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$197

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$379

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$389 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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