Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better than Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

In this review of Nikon Coolpix vs Canon PowerShot, we have the following features that credits Nikon Coolpix B500; 4×higher maximum light sensitivity, has a flip-out screen, 14.8× faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format, 405shots longer battery life, 1.8× better recording quality (main camera), has AF tracking, has stereo microphone and 691 dots higher resolution (screen).

 Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: DESIGN

When we compare Canon PowerShot vs Nikon Coolpix, we get the following design features;

Flip-out screen; Nikon Coolpix B500 has a flip-out screen.

LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have this feature.

Higher resolution (screen); Canon PowerShot SX420 has 230 dots whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 921 dots

Weight; Canon PowerShot SX420 has 325g weight whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 is 542g.

Flash; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have a flash.

Screen size; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have screen sizes of 3”.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better in design.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: OPTICS

Comparing Coolpix vs PowerShot gives us the following features;

AF tracking; Nikon Coolpix B500 has AF tracking.

Sensor size; Canon PowerShot SX420 has 6.17 × 4.55mm whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 6.1 × 4.5mm.

Widest aperture; Canon PowerShot SX420 has f/3.5 whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has f/3.

Optical zoom; Canon PowerShot SX420 has 42× whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 40×.

Maximum light sensitivity; Canon PowerShot SX420 has 1600 ISO whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 6400 ISO.

Built-in optical image stabilization; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have this feature.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better as it has AF tracking.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: VIDEOGRAPHY

In this review of Nikon Coolpix B500 vs Canon PowerShot SX420, the two have the following;

Video recording (main camera); Canon PowerShot SX420 has 720 × 25fps whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 1080 × 30fps.

Continuous autofocus when recording movies; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have this feature.

Supports slow motion video recording; Nikon Coolpix B500 supports slow motion video recording.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better in videography as it supports slow motion video recording.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: AUDIO

Stereo microphone; Nikon Coolpix B500 has a stereo microphone.

Number of microphones; Canon PowerShot SX420 has 1 microphone whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 2.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better as it has 2 microphones.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: BATTERY

Battery life (CIPA); Canon PowerShot SX420 has 195shots whereas Nikon Coolpix B500 has 600shots.

Removable battery; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have removable batteries

Battery level indicator; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have battery level indicators.

Rechargeable battery; Nikon Coolpix B500 has rechargeable battery.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better as it has more shots battery life.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Nikon Coolpix B500: KEY FEATURES

External memory slot; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have memory slots.

WIFI; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have WIFI.

802.11N WIFI connection; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have 802.11N WIFI connections.

Accelerometer; Canon PowerShot SX420 and Nikon Coolpix B500 have accelerometers.

HDMI output; Nikon Coolpix B500 has HDMI output.

Supports remote; Nikon Coolpix B500 supports remote.

Bottom line: Nikon Coolpix B500 is better as it has superior key features.

Conclusion

It is sometimes hard when comparing the two cameras and you are undecided whether to choose Nikon Coolpix or Canon PowerShot but based on the features, Nikon Coolpix B500 is a better camera.