Compare Nikon D3100 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Updated on 11-Apr-2019

Comparison between Nikon D3100 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Cameras. The comparision between these Digital Cameras is based on Quick Specs, Basic Information, Features, Technical Specifications and Other Basic Features. Also see Price Comparision between Nikon D3100 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Cameras

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Connectivity

Remote control Yes (Optional) No
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C) No
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected

storage

Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
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Sensor

Max resolution 4608 x 3072 4608 x 3456
Sensor photo detectors 15 megapixels 17 megapixels
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
Processor Expeed 2
Sensor type CMOS CCD

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up) Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 5.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector) No
Continuous drive Yes (3 fps, unlimited JPEG) Yes (0.8 fps)
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot AF-area Multi,Center-weighted,Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing N/A
WB Bracketing No No
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes

Videography features

Format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone Mono Stereo
Speaker None Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps

Image

ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost) Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
White balance presets 12 5
Custom white balance Yes (1) Yes
Image stabilization No Optical
Uncompressed format RAW No
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Image stabilization notes N/A

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Center Tracking Single Face Detection Live View
Manual focus Yes Yes
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x N/A
Number of focus points 11 N/A

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen dots 230000
Screen type TFT LCD monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) None
Viewfinder coverage 0.95 N/A
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x
Viewfinder resolution N/A
Screen Resolution N/A
Touch screen No No

Physical

Environmentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery description N/A Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 195
Weight (inc. batteries) 505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz) 341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03oz)
Dimensions 124 x 96 x 75 mm (4.88 x 3.78 x 2.95") 104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15")

type

camera type DSLR Point and Shoot
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