Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Canon EOS 650D

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

Items often bought with the SX50 HS or 650D

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Better image quality
62.0 vs 47.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 20.3 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
722 ISO vs 179 ISO
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The 650D has excellent image quality: 2 f-stops higher ISO than the SX50 HS
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Battery life
Longer battery life
440 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 123×87×106 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 2.2 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Lowest price
Cheaper
$305.00 vs $1,415.69
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The best price we've seen is $1,111 cheaper (4.6x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              650DPentamirror
              SX50 HSDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D575 g
              SX50 HS595 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D3.1"
              SX50 HS4.2"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              650D21.7 bits
              SX50 HS20.3 bits
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              650D133×100×79 mm
              SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D722 ISO
              SX50 HS179 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              650D62.0
              SX50 HS47.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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