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

49

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
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

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$170 - $177

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$431 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

$649

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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