Canon SX500 IS with Canon SX510 HS Comparison

Canon SX500 IS and Canon SX510 HS Main Features

  • August, 2012
  • August, 2013
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.4-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 24-720 mm (30x) F3.4-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 104 x 70 x 80 mm, 341g.
  • 104 x 70 x 80 mm, 349g.
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Canon SX500 IS Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
41
Value for money score
58
Portability score
88
Overall score
41

Canon SX510 HS Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
53
Value for money score
63
Portability score
88
Overall score
46

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS with Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Overview


Let's compare PowerShot SX500 IS with PowerShot SX510 HS. Both cameras produced Canon. These models are included in the Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Canon SX500 IS was released in 2012, and Canon SX510 HS in 2013. PowerShot SX510 HS is newer, which is a plus. PowerShot SX500 IS 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of PowerShot SX500 IS is greater than that of PowerShot SX510 HS. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have Optical image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.
Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has 4.0 fps continuous shooting. Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has 4.0 fps continuous shooting.

General PowerShot SX500 IS PowerShot SX510 HS
Brand Canon Canon
Model PowerShot SX500 IS PowerShot SX510 HS
Announced August, 2012 August, 2013
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 0
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 461k pixels 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 1 1
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/15 sec 1/15 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.00 5.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1600 3200
Min Native ISO 80 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 195 shots 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-6L NB-6LH
Physical
Weight 341 g 349 g
Physical Dimensions 104 x 70 x 80 mm 104 x 70 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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