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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Bridge Camera vs Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Bridge Camera

Summary
Sensor

CCD, 16 MP

CCD, 20 MP

Lens

4.3-129 mm, 30 x optical zoom

4.3-180.6 mm, 42 x optical zoom

Aperture

f/3.4-f/5.8

f/3.5-f/6.6

Shutter Speed

1/1600-15 sec

1/4000-15 sec

ISO

Auto, 100-1600 ISO

Auto, 100-1600 ISO

Battery

Rechargeable, 195 Shots

Rechargeable, 195 Shots

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General
Brand

Canon

Canon

Type

Bridge Camera

Bridge Camera

Series

PowerShot

PowerShot

Title

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Bridge Camera

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Bridge Camera

Sensor
Type

CCD Sensor

CCD Sensor

Size(W x H)

6.17 x 4.55 mm, 1/2.3 inch

6.17 x 4.55 mm, 1/2.3 inch

Processor Model

DIGIC 4 Processor

DIGIC 4+ Processor

Effective Resolution

16 MP Resolution

20 MP Resolution

Lens
Lens Type

Zoom

Zoom

Focal Length

4.3-129 mm

4.3-180.6 mm

Optical Zoom

30 x

42 x

Lens cover

, Lens Cap

, Lens Cap

Lens Construction

13 Elements in 10 Groups (1 UD Lens, 1 Double-sided Aspherical Lens)

12 elements in 11 groups (3 UD lenses, 2 double-sided aspherical lenses, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)

Aperture Range

f/3.4-f/5.8 Aperture

f/3.5-f/6.6 Aperture

Video
Resolution Available

1280x720 Pixels (720p HD),
640x480 Pixels (VGA)

1280x720 Pixels (720p HD),
640x480 Pixels (VGA)

File Format

MOV

fps

720p Frame rate : 25
VGA Frame rate : 30

720p Frame rate : 25
VGA Frame rate : 30

Slow Motion Effect

No

Flash
Built in Flash

Flash Features

Flash exposure compensation, Manual power adjustment

Flash exposure compensation

Hot Shoe/Flash mount

No

No

Lock Buttons

AF

Flash Range

5 metres

5 metres

Direct Print

Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

Connectivity
Wifi

No

,Type 802.11 b/g/n

HDMI

No

Bluetooth

No

No

NFC

No

Pictbridge

USB

, Type 2.0, 480 MB

Previewing
Viewfinder

No

No

Display Type

LCD

LCD

Display Size

3 Inch

3 Inch

Display Resolution (No.of dots)

461000 dots

230000 dots

Moveable Display

No

No

Touchscreen

No

No

No. of supported language

30

31

Brightness Adjustment

, 5 levels

, 5 levels

Storage
Memory Card Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC

SD, SDHC, SDXC

Memory Card Capacity

32 GB

Storage File system

DCF,DPOF,EXIF

DCF,DPOF,EXIF

Other Features
Shutter Speed

1/1600-15 sec

1/4000-15 sec

ISO

Auto, 100-1600 ISO

Auto, 100-1600 ISO

3D

No

No

Auto Focus

, Contrast detection

, Contrast detection

Touch Focus

No

No

Manual Focus

Image Stabilization

, Type : Optical

, Type : Optical

In-camera Editing

Pictures, Resizing, Black & White/Sepia Tone, Saturation, Cropping, Red-eye correction when previewing, Videos, Movie Mode Create, Movie Mode Edit, Creative, Calendar, Frame, Photo Effects:My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color ,Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Standard, iFrame Movie

Pictures, Black & White/Sepia Tone, Red-eye correction when previewing, Modes in Movie:Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Program AE, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks;Photo Effects: My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

HDR Shooting Mode

No

Drive Mode

, Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

, Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Self-Timer

Burst Mode

No

No

Microphone

No

Self Timer

10 seconds, 2 seconds

10 seconds, 2 seconds, Custom seconds

White Balance Type

Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Scene Modes

Beach/Snow, Fireworks, Portrait

Portrait

Iris control

No

No

Supported media/softwares

Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, MAC OS X 10.6, MAC OS X 10.7

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1,Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11

AF Points

9 Points

Files
Image File Formats

JPEG

JPEG

Image Minimum Resolution

0.3 MP

Video File Formats

MOV

Exposure
Exposure modes

Aperture priority, Automatic Mode, Full manual, Program Mode, Scene Mode, Shutter Speed priority

Automatic Mode, Program Mode, Scene Mode

Exposure Lock

No

Design
Dimensions (WxHxD)

104 x 69.5 x 80.2 mm

104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1 mm

Weight

318 Gram

325 Gram

Rugged

No

No

Available Color Options

Black

Black, Red

Warranty
Warranty Period

2 Years

Battery
Battery model

NB-6L

NB-11L / NB-11LH

Battery

Rechargeable(proprietary)

Rechargeable(proprietary)

Battery Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

No of Shots

195 Shots

195 Shots

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