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Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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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
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 20x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.4 vs f/3.5
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Almost the same
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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Size
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
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 4.2"
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3.2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
231 g vs 595 g
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2.6x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3.2 fps vs 2.2 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX50 HS2.2 fps
              SX260 HS3.2 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              461k dots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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