Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot SX430 IS vs Nikon COOLPIX B500


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Nikon
Model
PowerShot SX430 IS
COOLPIX B500
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS is a new budget superzoom camera. The Canon SX430 IS features a 20.5 megapixel sensor and a 45x optical zoom lens which is equivalent to 24-1080mm in 35mm terms. Other key features include Wi-Fi and Dynamic NFC connectivity, 720p movie recording, and intelligent Image Stabilizer for stills and movies.
Creating and sharing high images is simple with this Nikon Coolpix B500 digital camera, which features optical stabilisation to reduce camera shake and NFC, Wi-Fi and Pict Bridge technologies for easy connectivity to the Internet and various devices. NIKKOR 40 x optical zoom, extendable to 80 x dynamic fine zoom, takes you straight to the heart of the action, while the side zoom control contributes to good stability. Explore viewpoints with the 7.5-cm/3-in 921k dot tilting LCD monitor, easily recapture a subject with the snap-back zoom button and shoot full HD movies.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.5 MP
16 MP
Sensor Type
CCD
CMOS
Optical Zoom
45 x
40 x
Image Stabilization
Lens-shift
Lens-shift

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Size & Weight
Height
2.72 in.
3.1 in.
Width
4.11 in.
4.5 in.
Depth
3.35 in.
3.8 in.
Weight
0.71 lbs.
1.19 lbs.

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Digital Compact Camera - Black
  • This camera is very good especially if you start in the world of photography, the photos are of very good quality and the size is very easy to transport.
  • Compact and lightweight best friend for travel.
  • Can be hung around the neck for easy transport. Very light and comfortable.
  • The camera for a beginner is not bad, although I expected it a little larger in size and that the image quality was sharper.
  • The dimensions are a bit smaller than I expected. For my thumbs this is a small camera.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Point and Shoot Camera
  • Compact size with excellent zoom capability. Light weight and comfortable to hold with one hand. All the programmes any amateur will ever need.
  • This a great size and weight and there is no really tiny buttons or dials that make life difficult on smaller cameras.
  • Takes good pictures and downloads easily to your smartphone. Light weight and easy to use.
  • The camera is light weight and simple to use, I haven't downloaded no user manual as I got 1 that explained things perfectly.
  • Looks ok and is light weight, zoom is terrible when fully zoomed you can't even make out what your looking at!
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.3 mm.
4 mm.
Max. Focal Length
193.5 mm.
160 mm.
ISO Settings
ISO 100 - 1600
125 - 1600, Extended: 125-6400
Aperture
F3.5(W) - 6.8(T)
F3 (W) - 6.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, DPOF
JPEG

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Digital Compact Camera - Black
  • The wide focal range also means that just about any shot can be framed and re-framed with the assistance of the rear LCD screen.
  • With the massive focal range at our disposal the SX430 IS might be great for wildlife or sports photography.
  • Despite the fact that this is a budget model, there are no problems with cropping and evaluation of image quality in the field.
  • The lens reach here is so massive that, when attempting photography at the telephoto end of the zoom, the image relayed to the LCD screen tends to ‘dance’ about.
  • There are two choices when it comes to image quality: Superfine and Fine and the ISO range is pretty limited – running from a manually selectable ISO100 to ISO1600.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Point and Shoot Camera
  • Picture quality great. Check and use the various settings for the perfect pic. Continuous is particularly useful. Have fun with the effects.
  • Excellent in low light. Battery life was good, but goes quicker if linked automatically to phone for downloading pics on the go.
  • The high ISO means you don't need to use the flash as frequently as you would with most cameras.
  • I had one criticism of the camera, it's that it doesn't take great shots in low light.
  • Even the slightest movement produced blurred images. I have also tried turning auto mode off and increasing the iso, with varying but still unacceptable results.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
230000 dots
921000 dots
Viewfinder
No
No
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS

Nikon COOLPIX B500

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Digital Compact Camera - Black
  • Depending on the lighting conditions, holding the INFO button can quickly change the brightness of the screen. This makes it easier to work with it.
  • In bright sunshine, it’s quite convenient to take a photo, but the picture taken may seem darker than it actually is. With less bright lighting, such problems do not arise.
  • You can easily view all the pictures taken, on the camera screen. It conveys clear and beautiful shots.
  • Hard to see screen on sunny day, would prefer a viewfinder to take great pictures.
  • Unfortunately, the lack of a viewfinder upsets, sometimes it is inconvenient to look at the display and take pictures.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Point and Shoot Camera
  • I did like that the display screen is adjustable, very helpful when taking pictures at different angles.
  • It hasn't got a viewfinder but has a 3 inch screen which can be tilted and moved.
  • Big screen and easy to read menus make up for this, well worth the price tag.
  • The fold down tilting LCD view screen is an amazing feature. Easy Bluetooth connection to my phone but not a feature that I really use.
  • I like the pivoting viewfinder but I wish that the camera had a screen that turned completely around.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
Yes
Shooting Modes
Smart Auto, Program AE Mode, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Monochrome, Fish-eye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Fireworks, Long Shutter
AUTO, Scene Auto Selector, Scene, Smart Portrait, Creative Mode, Backlighting, Beach, Bird Watching, Dusk/Dawn, Easy Panorama, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Moon, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Light bulb, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, White Balance Preset
Shutter Speeds
15" - 1/4000
25" - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Digital Compact Camera - Black
  • Creative mode LIVE allows you to directly during the shooting can change the brightness, tonality and contrast settings, adjusting the picture to suit your mood.
  • I am speechless, the macro, the long distance, nocturne, whatever you want to picture this camera can do it.
  • Picture quality in different modes very good with little fuss or fiddling with settings. Ideal for 'holiday snaps' for a beginner. Very pleased with the results.
  • I am pleased with the many different functions that allow you to make high-quality and beautiful photos anywhere.
  • There is no way to take panoramic pictures because the camera does not support such a function.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Point and Shoot Camera
  • It didn't disappoint, easy to use and has a lot of the features and mode which good picture quality.
  • Many different modes so I mainly stick to auto. Super camera for a first timer who wants good pics.
  • Sound good, I can take decent pictures of the moon even and sports mode is fav. For a point and shoot, great value for money and very easy to use.
  • Also, easy to press the shutter button halfway to focus, and then set up the frame. Glad to have this camera!
  • Lack of any manual control over shutter speed, focus, or really anything. I like to be able to take timed exposures for waterfalls and such, completely impossible with this camera.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
USB 2.0 Micro-B, A/V (PAL/NTSC)
Micro HDMI Type D, USB (USB 2.0)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot SX430 IS Digital Compact Camera - Black
  • Wireless management and file sharing via Wi-Fi and NFC is excellent.
  • The presence of wireless Wi-Fi and NFC modules in the camera is a huge advantage of the Canon PowerShot SX430 IS. To activate the Wi-Fi connection, just press the corresponding button.
  • With new technologies, it is possible to connect to the printer via wi-fi and print photos from the camera.
  • Transferring photos and videos can be done quickly and easily using the wireless functions of Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • There is no HDMI output, which can make it difficult to output pictures to a TV or laptop.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 Point and Shoot Camera
  • I don't use the set up to transfer my pictures wirelessly to a mobile device, there is a cable to enable you to connect the camera directly to a computer or laptop. And it works well.
  • There is also the ability to connect your compatible phone/tablet and control camera remotely or even sync new pictures to your phone as you go.
  • I love the Bluetooth connectivity. That is life-changing. The Nikon app has worked well, paired with my iPhone 7.
  • The software interface on the Nikon COOLPIX B500 software was just sad and needs a serious update.
  • Just wish it was able to connect to a microphone and the screen could flip to the side as well! No complaints other than that.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11LH
AA Battery
Number of Batteries
1
4
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
259.95 $


Other reviews