Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Canon PowerShot G15

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Mid size (107×76×40 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot G15

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the PowerShot G15's lens captures much more light (1.8 f-stops)
Size
Significantly smaller
107×76×40 mm vs 123×87×106 mm
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3.5x smaller
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 461k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The PowerShot G15's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 4.2"
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2.6x thinner
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Weight
Lighter
352 g vs 595 g
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More than 40% lighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
350 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 5x
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100x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$299.00 vs $778.56
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The best price we've seen is $480 cheaper (2.6x less)
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
47.0 vs 46.0
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Almost the same
Color depth
Better color depth
20.3 bits vs 19.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot G15Tunnel
              PowerShot SX50 HSDigital
              Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G1519.9 bits
              PowerShot SX50 HS20.3 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15165 ISO
              PowerShot SX50 HS179 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G1511.5 EV
              PowerShot SX50 HS11.2 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G1546.0
              PowerShot SX50 HS47.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Longest exposure Much longer exposures
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $421 - $477

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $987

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $302 - $303

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $260

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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