Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

46

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

$398 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$270

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly 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!