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

70

Canon PowerShot G15

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Size
Really small
Mid size 106x75x40 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO

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
106x75x40 mm vs 123x87x106 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
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 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 4.2"
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2.6x thinner
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Weight
Significantly lighter
352 g vs 595 g
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More than 40% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.00 vs $487.00
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The best price we've seen is $158 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              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
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G1511.5 EV
              PowerShot SX50 HS11.2 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15165 ISO
              PowerShot SX50 HS179 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G1519.9 bits
              PowerShot SX50 HS20.3 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G1546.0
              PowerShot SX50 HS47.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              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

              $449

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399

              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

              $956

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              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

              $480 - $549

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $365 - $428

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              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

              $405 - $428

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $342 - $606

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $298

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

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