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

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Canon PowerShot G15

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
922k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 106x75x40 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
12 MP
 
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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
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
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Weight Significantly 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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $339.00 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 50x vs 5x
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100x more zoom
Wide angle Significantly 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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 13 fps vs 10 fps
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30% faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 47.0 vs 46.0
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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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
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 179 ISO vs 165 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot G15:1 cm
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot G15:Tunnel
              PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot G15:19.9 bits
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot G15:165 ISO
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot G15:11.5 EV
              PowerShot SX50 HS:11.2 EV
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot G15:46.0
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $324 - $347

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $354

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $479 - $498

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $350 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $511 - $549

              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

              $749

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $398

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $220 - $249

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427 - $447

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              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

              $478

              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

              $365 - $598

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $471

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

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