Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

100

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Weight
Light-weight
341 g

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 SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$1,425 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$219 - $249

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$346 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Larger

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