Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500 vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P500

61

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $197

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$300

Zoom Significantly more zoom
HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$383 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

$690

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$219 - $297

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

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