Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Olympus 720UZ

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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Olympus SP-720UZ

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Light-weight
Weight
341 g
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus 720UZ

Size
Really small
Standard size (107×73×73 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Olympus SP-720UZ.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$208

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$536 body only

$400 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$400

Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Super zoom

$290

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
PowerShot SX500 IS
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Olympus SP-720UZ
720UZ
Olympus

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