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
Light-weight
Weight
341 g
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

$179

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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

$149 - $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

$190

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

$300

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Much better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$168

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom More zoom
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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