General

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Brand
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Canon Sony
Lowest price
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$961.61 $364.99
Announced
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August 2012 March 2016

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Megapixels
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15.9 MP 18 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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1,600 ISO Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.8 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4608 × 3456 4896 × 3672
Pixel size
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1.8 µm² 1.6 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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461k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No Yes

Lens

Zoom
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30x 30x
Wide angle
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24 mm 24 mm
Telephoto
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720 mm 720 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.4 f/3.5
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.8 f/6.4
Macro focus
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1.0 cm Unknown

Form factor

Size
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104×70×80 mm 102×58×36 mm
Depth
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3.2" 1.4"
Weight
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341 g 245 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None Digital
Viewfinder size
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n/a Unknown

Movies

Format
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720p @ 25fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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No Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 720p @ 25fps
  1. 720p @ 30fps
  2. 1080p @ 24fps
  3. 1080p @ 30fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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Unknown Unknown
HDR
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Unknown Unknown
3D
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Unknown Unknown
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Unknown Unknown
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown Unknown
Battery life
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195 shots 390 shots
Continuous shooting
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0.8 fps 10 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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1 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/1600s 1/2000s
Min
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15s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes No
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  3. SD
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
PowerShot SX500 IS
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
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