Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

78

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great zoom
Zoom
50x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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)
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

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$420

Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$798 - $898

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$144 - $178

Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$450

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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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!