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

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 - $297

Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$387 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$157 - $160

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$397 - $448

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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