Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Review

4.0
October 22, 2012 | Matt Grayson |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS super-zoom camera has an astonishing 50x lens with a massive focal range of 24-1200mm. The Canon SX50 HS also offers a 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, 2.8 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full manual controls, RAW format support, 10fps burst shooting and full 1080p HD movies. Read our detailed Canon PowerShot SX50 HS review complete with full-size JPEG, RAW and video samples to discover if it's the only camera you'll ever need...

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR is a bridge compact camera with a massive 30x zoom lens, full 1080p movies with stereo sound, 3 inch tilting LCD screen, 8fps burst shooting and a 16 megapixel back-illuminated EXR sensor with RAW support. Is this the only camera you'll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR review to find out...

Nikon Coolpix P510

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The Nikon Coolpix P510 is a new super-zoom compact camera that features an incredible 42x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 24-1000mm. The 16 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P510 can also capture full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, has a back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot tiltable LCD screen, built-in GPS, electronic viewfinder and fast 7fps burst shooting. Priced at £399.99 / $429.95, read our expert Nikon Coolpix P510 review to find out if that 1000mm zoom is too good to be true...

Nikon Coolpix S9300

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The Nikon Coolpix S9300 is a stylish new travel-zoom compact camera. Featuring an 18x zoom lens with a focal range of 25-450mm, the Coolpix S9300 has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies. Read our expert Nikon Coolpix S9300 review to find out if it offers a winning combination of style and substance.

Olympus SP-810UZ

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The Olympus SP-810UZ is a brand new bridge-style compact camera that boasts a 36x zoom lens with an incredible focal range of 24-864mm. The 14 megapixel Olympus SP-810UZ also offers a 3 inch, 16:9 ratio LCD screen, 720p movie recording and 3D shooting mode. Matt Grayson goes zoom-crazy in our in-depth Olympus SP-810UZ review.

Olympus SZ-30MR

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The Olympus SZ-30MR is a new travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 24x lens that provides a focal range of 25-600mm, yet is still small enough to fit into your pocket. Other key features offered by the SZ-30MR include a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p HD video recording, 3 inch LCD screen, 9fps high-speed continuous shooting, sensor-shift image stabilisation and a range of Magic Filters. Priced at £250 / $350, we find out if the Olympus SZ-30MR is the best travel zoom camera that money can buy.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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The Lumix DMC-FZ200 is Panasonic's premium super-zoom compact camera. Stand-out features of the FZ200 include a 24x zoom lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the 25-600mm range, 1080p HD movies, a high-resolution LCD and EVF, fast auto-focusing, 12fps burst shooting and a 12 megapixel MOS image sensor. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 review now...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30

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The Lumix DMC-TZ30 is Panasonic's new premium travel-zoom compact camera for 2012. The TZ30 (also known as the ZS20) packs a 14 megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, 20x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD touch-screen, 1080p HD movies, 10fps burst shooting and full manual controls into its pocketable body. Read our Panasonic DMC-TZ30 / ZS20 review to find out if it's the best travel zoom camera on the market.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB850F

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The Samsung WB850 is a new travel-zoom camera with a mouth-watering specification. The WB850 offers a wide-angle 21x zoom lens, 16.2 megapixels, Full 1080p video recording, 3 inch AMOLED screen, built-in wi-fi and GPS, plus full manual controls. Read our detailed Samsung WB850 review to find out if it's a contender for the travel zoom crown.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a new super-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution tilting 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review to find out if all this adds up to a great camera...

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