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

54

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

45

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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$364

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $212

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $729

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Super zoom

$725

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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