Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 vs Canon PowerShot A80

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

42

Canon PowerShot A80

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A80

Size
Really small
Compact (103×65×35 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.4"
Weight
Light-weight
350 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A80.
Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A500.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 Competitors

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$241 body only

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon PowerShot A80 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Ultra compact

$120

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot A75

Compact

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$261

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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