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Canon EOS 650D

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
17.9 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 
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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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Overall image quality Better image quality 62.0 vs 47.0
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More than 30% better image quality
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
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 80% more detail in your photos
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 21.7 bits vs 20.3 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
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 PowerShot SX50 HS
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life Longer battery life 440 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Image stabilization Image stabilization 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 13 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $385.00 vs $719.99
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The best price we've seen is $335 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these 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
              650D:Pentamirror
              PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              650D:575 g
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              650D:3.1"
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.2 EV
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Size Large Help
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 body only

              $620 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 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
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $861 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $500 - $590 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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $399

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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