Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

60

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Thickness
Thin
3.2"
Weight
Light-weight
341 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$419 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$350

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$195 - $199

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$239

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$149

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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Showing 2 comments

kimkimcherie (11:40 PM, August 12, 2013)
I don't want small! I'm saving for the SX50
 
Lilitha (10:17 AM, March 01, 2013)
so sad the sx500 doesnt have a viewfinder i am use to it, i am looking for something small if the sx50 were smaller would be perfect!