Updated (January 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L820

46

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$205

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Weight Slightly lighter
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$169

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$330

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $249

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger

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Avatar for MANOJ MANOJ (5:09 PM, October 06, 2013)
I heard NIKON L820 doesn't have manual setting will it be a drawback