General

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$418.00 $344.99
Announced
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September 2012 February 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
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1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Megapixels
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12.1 MP 12 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.7 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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4016 × 3008 4000 × 3000
Pixel size
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2.3 µm² 2.3 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.8" 3"
Resolution
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461k dots 461k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes No

Lens

Zoom
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50x 20x
Wide angle
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24 mm 25 mm
Telephoto
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1,200 mm 500 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/3.4 f/3.5
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/6.5 f/6.8
Macro focus
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2.4 cm 5.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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123×87×106 mm 106×61×33 mm
Depth
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4.2" 1.3"
Weight
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595 g 231 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital None
Viewfinder size
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Unknown n/a

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps 1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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240 fps 240 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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Unknown n/a
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  2. 480p @ 1fps
  3. 480p @ 3fps
  4. 480p @ 6fps
  5. 480p @ 30fps
  6. 480p @ 120fps
  7. 720p @ 1fps
  8. 720p @ 3fps
  9. 720p @ 6fps
  10. 720p @ 30fps
  11. 1080p @ 24fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 240fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 120fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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No Yes
HDR
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Yes No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes No
GPS
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No Yes

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown 510 ms
Battery life
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315 shots 210 shots
Continuous shooting
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2.2 fps 3.2 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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9 9
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s 1/3200s
Min
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15s 15s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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47.0 Unknown
Color depth
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20.3 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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11.2 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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179 ISO Unknown
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