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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$214

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$399

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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$208

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$259

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger

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