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

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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"
Size
Really small
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
341 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.
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competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$364 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$364

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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179 - $180

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

$195

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$119 - $165

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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