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

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$278 - $297

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $229

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

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$509 - $597

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$298

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$416

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger

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