Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

42

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

34

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

$179

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$174

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$240 - $299

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

discussion

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