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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
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 B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$414 - $447

Zoom Much more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$199

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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$400

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$247 - $280

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

$399 - $426 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon Coolpix P500
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