Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

52

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 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
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 Nikon Coolpix P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$414 - $447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$384

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $180

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Significantly larger

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