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

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 SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$368

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$357

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$385 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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

$119 - $165

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$229

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

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