Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

54

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

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

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

$364 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360 - $448

3D Takes 3D photos
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

$179 - $180

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

$195

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$159

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger

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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!