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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
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

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$150 - $289

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$149

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $429

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

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$249

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$330

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

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