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Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 20x
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Around 6.5x 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
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
315 shots vs 210 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Canon SX260 HS

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
106×61×33 mm vs 123×87×106 mm
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5.3x smaller
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 4.2"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
231 g vs 595 g
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2.6x lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2.2 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$344.99 vs $418.00
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The best price we've seen is $73 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX50 HS2.2 fps
              SX260 HS3.2 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX50 HS6,400 ISO
              SX260 HS3,200 ISO
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              SX50 HSf/3.4
              SX260 HSf/3.5
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 24fps

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