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

46

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$335

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$297

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$369 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$305

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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