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5 Best Digital Cameras Under £500 in the UK - February 2020

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Updated 27 January 2020
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5 best digital cameras under £500

What Digital Camera Under £500 to Buy in February 2020?

Best Buy Great Price
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Kodak Pixpro FZ53
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Kodak Pixpro FZ53
£225.00 Buy Now
eBay
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Currys
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Argos
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20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
18.2MP
4896 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
16.4MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.9
MINIMUM
93
Reviews
600 Reviews + 4 Awards
91
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
6 Reviews
91
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
1 Year Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
41 Reviews + 3 Awards
94
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Age
13 Months Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
96 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Age
14 Months Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Customers report that this digital camera has an outstanding zoom and it produces very good images, and easy to use. It's an optical zoom and multi award winning 276g digital camera, with a good price and an extremely good spec. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Wi-Fi. A positively reviewed and very popular 209g digital camera, with an outstanding spec and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser and a built-in flash and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera has a good screen, good zoom and it's good for video recording. An optical zoom and award winning 280g digital camera, with a low price and an extremely good spec. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has superb features, a very good zoom and it's very easy to use. A fully featured and newly released 5x optical zoom camera, with great user reviews and a low price. It has an image stabiliser, is waterproof, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth. A fairly new and very highly rated 5x optical zoom camera, with a light 106g weight and a low price. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has an outstanding picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.
Canon PowerShot SX730 HS size in context Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 size in context
18 Reasons For
18% Higher Megapixels
Higher Image Resolution
Smile Detection
Full HD Video
A Bit Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
GPS
Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Flash
More Shops Are Selling it
Four More Awards
User Reviews Are Marginally Better
More Customers Recommend it
Better Brand
Better in Terms of Size
9 Reasons For
11520 X 1080 Still Image Resolution
50% Bigger Digital Zoom
Full HD Video
10% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
400 Battery Life
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
14 Reasons For
18% Higher Megapixels
5184 X 3888 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
Full HD Video
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
10% Larger Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Better Les Numeriques.com Review Score
Has a Better Lens
13 Reasons For
Waterproof
Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Full HD Video
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Bigger Internal Memory
10% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Flash
Newer by One Month
8 Reasons For
Vastly Lighter
Smile Detection
Cheaper by £69
Moderately Better Overall Reviews
More Reasonably Priced
Easier to Use
Better Nice Technical Features
Took Good Quality Pictures
19 Reasons Against
39% Heavier
Half As High Still Image Resolution
Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
4 Times Lower Video Resolution
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
118,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
150 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
£165 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Marginally Lower Expert Review Score
Marginally Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Harder to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
14 Reasons Against
103g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 4896 X 3264 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
More Expensive by £169
Fewer Sellers
Older by Eight Months
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
21 Reasons Against
174g Heavier
6 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
97% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Have a GPS
Only 380 Battery Life
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
More Expensive by £138
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
One Less Award
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse Brand
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
Worse for Portrait Photography
Worse for Landscape Photography
12 Reasons Against
84.6g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 3456 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
92% Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Only 240 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £69
Fewer Sellers
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
21 Reasons Against
Lower Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution
Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
11,200 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
92% Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
2x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Only 200 Battery Life
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Older by One Month
User Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

£225.00
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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
276g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of £225.00 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (40x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.3)

Customers report that this digital camera has an outstanding zoom and it produces very good images, and easy to use. It's an optical zoom and multi award winning 276g digital camera, with a good price and an extremely good spec. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Wi-Fi.

93
Reviews
600 Reviews + 4 Awards
91
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus three other sites.

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
Ephotozine Recommended
Camera Labs Recommended
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18 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

18% Higher Megapixels

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a megapixels of 20.3 (as does the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90), however the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 are both only 16MP digital cameras (4.3MP lower) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is only an 18.2MP digital camera (2.1MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels pixels, and so is the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 have a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 only has a maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3264 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Smile Detection

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS features smile detection (as does the Kodak Pixpro FZ53), but the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Smile detection' is a special mode for a digital camera that can detect when the subject is smiling, and take the photo automatically when it detects a smile.

Automatic smile detection makes it easy to capture the perfect moment in a photo, and means you won't miss a brief smile due to poor reflexes.

Full HD Video

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS supports Full HD video, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, whereas the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

A Bit Larger Display Diagonal

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a display diagonal of 3 (as do the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500), however the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has an HDMI, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, whereas the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

GPS

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a GPS, however the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Kodak Pixpro FZ53, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 do not have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a maximum playback zoom of 10, but the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is only an 8x maximum playback zoom digital camera (2x lower). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS features multi burst mode, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Kodak Pixpro FZ53, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS supports Wi-Fi, and so do the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, but the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Bluetooth

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS features bluetooth, and so does the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, whereas the Kodak Pixpro FZ53, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 do not. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

Built-in Flash

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a built-in flash (as do the Fujifilm FinePix XP140, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500), however the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Four More Awards

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has received 4 awards, however the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 has received no awards, the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has received no awards, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 has received 3 awards and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has received no awards.

User Reviews Are Marginally Better

The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is 92% based on 573 reviews, but the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is 80% (based on 1 review), the average rating of the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is 88% (based on 95 reviews), the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is 88% (based on 23 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is 80% (based on 5 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

70.5% of 664 customers recommend the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, however only 34% of 106 customers recommend the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 and only 42.9% of 7 customers recommend the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however Fujifilm only has an average rating of 88.1%, Kodak only has an average rating of 85.9%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 91.8% and Sony only has an average rating of 91.5%.

Better in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS was better in terms of size. Over 10 people thought that it was compact and was a brilliant size. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was easy to carry around, was very lightweight and wasn't heavy and bulky.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

39% Heavier

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a 276 digital camera. That's 85.4g heavier than the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 (190.6g), 170g heavier than the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 (106g), 4g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (280g) and 67g heavier than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 (209g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Half As High Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS supports a still image resolution of 2736 x 2736, which is half as high still image resolution as the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 (3456 x 3456) and half as high still image resolution as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 (11520 x 1080). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a digital zoom of 4 (as does the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90), but the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (6x bigger), the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is a 6x digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera (116x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is only 3 maximum ISO speed, but the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 are both 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (9,600 higher), the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower) and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

4 Times Lower Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500, which is 4 times lower video resolution as the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels which is also supported by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels (4 times higher video resolution). More ...

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS also supports 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

118,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a display resolution of 922, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a 920,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (2,000 pixels lower), the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (692,000 pixels lower), the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (118,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is a 921,600 Pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels lower). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

150 Less Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a digital camera that takes 250 battery life, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 only takes 380 battery life and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 only takes 400 battery life. More ...

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 scored 88 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 scored 88.

£165 More Expensive

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is more expensive than the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 by £96, more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 by £165 and more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 by £27.

Over One Year Older

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is older than the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 by 22 months, older than the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 by 21 months, older than the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 by five months and older than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 by 14 months.

Marginally Lower Expert Review Score

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 18 reviews).

Marginally Lower Overall Review Score

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has an average overall rating of 87%, but the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has an average overall rating of 88% (based on 96 reviews).

Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score

Les Numeriques.com's review score for the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS was only 80%, however the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90's rating was 100%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a worse price.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS was harder to use.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has useful technical features.

Has a Worse Lens

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a worse lens.

Produces Worse Quality Pictures

On average reviewers thought the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS produces worse quality pictures.

The Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is 110.1mm wide, 63.8mm tall, 39.9mm deep and weighs 276g.

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS front view

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
18.2MP
4896 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
1s
CAMERA
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
209g
120x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a Kagoo Score of 88. However with a price tag of £229.00 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (18.2MP)
Huge optical zoom (30x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (3.5)
Image stabiliser

A positively reviewed and very popular 209g digital camera, with an outstanding spec and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser and a built-in flash and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera has a good screen, good zoom and it's good for video recording.

93
Reviews
6 Reviews
91
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
1 Year Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 75% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

9 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX500

11520 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 supports a still image resolution of 11520 x 1080, but the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS supports a still image resolution of 2736 x 2736, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 supports a still image resolution of 3456 x 3456 and the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 support a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

50% Bigger Digital Zoom

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is a 120 digital zoom digital camera. That's 116x bigger than the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (4x), 110x bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 (10x) and 114x bigger than the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 (6x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Full HD Video

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 supports Full HD video (as do the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90), however the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

10% Larger Display Diagonal

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is 3 screen, and so do the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90. That's 0.3" larger than the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has an HDMI (as do the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90), however the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

400 Battery Life

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 takes 400 battery life, however the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS only takes 250 battery life, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 only takes 240 battery life, the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 only takes 200 battery life and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 only takes 380 battery life. More ...

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Wi-Fi

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 supports Wi-Fi (as do the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90), whereas the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Built-in Flash

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a built-in flash, and so do the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, but the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS scored 87, the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 scored 85 and the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 scored 85.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX500

103g Heavier

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a weight of 209, however the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS is a 276g digital camera (67g heavier), the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 is a 190.6g digital camera (18.4g lighter), the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 is a 106g digital camera (103g lighter) and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 is a 280g digital camera (71g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 is an 18.2 digital camera. That's 2.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 (20.3MP) and 2.2MP higher than the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 (16MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 4896 X 3264 Pixels Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a maximum image resolution of 4896 x 3264 pixels pixels, however the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS and the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90 have a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS), but the Fujifilm FinePix XP140 and the Panason