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

100

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$340 - $449

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$550

Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$265

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$630

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$180

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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Nikon Coolpix P500
Coolpix P500
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