General

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Nikon Coolpix L820
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$218.00 $174.99
Announced
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August, 2012 January, 2013

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Size
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1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Megapixels
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15.9 MP 16 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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1,600 ISO Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.8 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4608 x 3456 4616 x 3464
Pixel size
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1.8 µm² 1.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 3.0"
Resolution
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461k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No

Lens

Zoom
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30x 29.3x
Wide angle
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24 mm 23 mm
Telephoto
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720 mm 675 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.4 f/3.0
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.8 f/5.8
Macro focus
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1 cm 1 cm

Form factor

Size
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104x69x80 mm 111x76x85 mm
Depth
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3.2" 3.3"
Weight
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341 g 470 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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720p @ 25fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None 240 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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720p @ 25fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 15fps
720p @ 30fps
340 x 240 @ 240fps
720p @ 60fps
480p @ 120fps
1080p @ 30fps
960 x 540 @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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Unknown Yes
HDR
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Unknown Yes
3D
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Unknown Yes
Image stabilization
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Lens Lens
Supports RAW
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Unknown Unknown
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown Unknown
Battery life
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195 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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0.8 fps 8 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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1 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/1600s 1/1500s
Min
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15s 4s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SDHC
SD
SDXC
SD
SDXC
SDHC
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
PowerShot SX500 IS
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