As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, pro digicams, travel zooms, mirrorless and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX70 HS and the PowerShot SX400 IS) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 9 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

Placeholder
6 years newer
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and SX50 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 595 g

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
1 year newer
$180

Significant advantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX400 IS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 315 shots
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the SX400 IS and SX50 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 313 g vs 595 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 4.2"

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
2 years newer
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX60 HS and SX50 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 595 g
  • Thin: 4.5" vs 4.2"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2.4 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Significantly heavier: 1,051 g vs 595 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and SX50 HS

  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
10 months newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly longer battery life: 400 shots vs 315 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and SX50 HS

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 595 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
3 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 315 shots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and SX50 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 595 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 4.2"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 7 fps).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and SX50 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and SX50 HS

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SX50 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps

common strengths of the T3i and SX50 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SX50 HS

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (50x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly longer battery life (315 shots vs 250 shots) and is newer (september 2012 vs january 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
8 months older
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 50x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 315 shots

common strengths of the G1X and SX50 HS

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 50x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (50x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (september 2012 vs september 2010).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs mid size (107×76×40 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 10 fps) and has a slightly shorter battery life (315 shots vs 350 shots).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
2 years older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 4.2"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G12 and SX50 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 315 shots

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
similar age

Significant advantages of the G15 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (107×76×40 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the G15 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G15 and SX50 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 315 shots
  • Support external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (315 shots vs 250 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs mid size (108×64×38 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.2 fps vs 50 fps) and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.2"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 315 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and SX50 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60 and SX50 HS

  • Support external flash

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 4.2"

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and SX50 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 2.2 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 461k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.4

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and SX50 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Smaller: Mid size (106×69×49 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×106 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 4.2"
  • Lighter: 296 g vs 595 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H10 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H10 and SX50 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm).

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
9 months newer
$328 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-M1 and SX50 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
4 months older
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the F3 and SX50 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SX50 HS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (50x vs 3x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/2.8), is much larger (professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), is thicker (4.2" vs 0.7"), is much heavier (595 g vs 100 g) and significantly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
3 months newer
$160

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and SX50 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SX50 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SX50 HS

  • None found