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.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$350 - $449

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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$192

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$195 - $257

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$220

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

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