• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX500 advantages over Samsung DV150F

  • More telephoto lens reach
    720 mm vs 125 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Samsung DV150F advantages over Canon SX500

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.5 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    116g vs 341g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W650

Canon SX500
Sony W650
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
Samsung DV150F
Sony W650
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $265
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Olympus SP-720UZ

Canon SX500
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Samsung DV150F
Olympus SP-720UZ
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $285
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Sony WX70

Canon SX500
Sony WX70
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life
Samsung DV150F
Sony WX70
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $292
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • HDMI out

Compared to Canon SX510 HS

Canon SX500
Canon SX510 HS
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Samsung DV150F
Canon SX510 HS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Canon SX500
Canon SX400 IS
  • $261
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Samsung DV150F
Canon SX400 IS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
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