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

Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus 720UZ

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

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

Olympus SP-720UZ Competitors

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Super zoom

$176

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Olympus Stylus SP-820UZ iHS

Super zoom

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Super zoom

$199

Macro focus Much better macro capability
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Olympus SP-720UZ
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