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

45

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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$380

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$200 - $210

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$144

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$210

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$235

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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