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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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Size
Really small
Standard size 104x70x80 mm
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
Weight
Light-weight
349 g
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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 SX510 HS.

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot 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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Battery life
Longer battery life
315 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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
Focus points
More focus points
9 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
104x70x80 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Almost the same
Weight
Significantly lighter
349 g vs 595 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.2"
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More than 20% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.8 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.00 vs $309.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              240 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS4.2"
              SX510 HS3.1"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot 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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $345 - $375

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $378

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $215 - $327

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $280

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $499 - $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $405 - $428

              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

              $330 - $398

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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Focus points More focus points
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Slightly larger

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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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