Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Size
Really small
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Weight
Light-weight
349 g

Items often bought with the SX50 HS or SX510 HS

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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 30x
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Around 3x more zoom
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Battery life
Longer battery life
315 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
9 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SX510 HS

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Size
Significantly smaller
104×70×80 mm vs 123×87×106 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
349 g vs 595 g
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More than 40% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.8 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$214.99 vs $303.00
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX50 HS4.2"
              SX510 HS3.1"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              SX50 HS9
              SX510 HS1
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX50 HS2.2 fps
              SX510 HS3.8 fps
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.4

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX50 HS$303.00
              SX510 HS$214.99
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

              Super zoom

              $279 - $280

              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Focus points More focus points
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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              Avatar for kim kiri kim kiri (4:50 AM, May 03, 2014)
              Canon PowerShot SX510 30x zoom

              The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS has a 12.1 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and 30x optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 24-720mm. The zoom can be extended to 60x with ZoomPlus and there is optical image stabilisation to help keep your images as sharp as possible. With a minimum focusing distance of 0cm you can get really close to your subject when shooting macros.

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