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

67

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
23 mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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 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
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$379

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$328

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$212 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

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