• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 520.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Olympus SP-565UZ advantages over Canon SX420 IS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.68 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 195 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX420 IS advantages over Olympus SP-565UZ

  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 520 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    5 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Canon SX420 IS

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8100fd

Olympus SP-565UZ
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon SX420 IS
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon P80

Olympus SP-565UZ
Nikon P80
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
Canon SX420 IS
Nikon P80
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ35

Olympus SP-565UZ
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Bulb shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • More pixels
Canon SX420 IS
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SX400 IS

Olympus SP-565UZ
Canon SX400 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX400 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX410 IS

Olympus SP-565UZ
Canon SX410 IS
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Canon SX420 IS
Canon SX410 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Compare Other Cameras?