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Canon Digital IXUS 500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Zoom
Great zoom
50x
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 500

Size
Really small
Compact 87x57x28 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
215 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Screen size Much larger screen 2.8" vs 1.5"
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Around 90% larger screen
Zoom Much more zoom 50x vs 3x
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Around 278x more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
Macro focus Much better macro capability 0 cm vs 5 cm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 13 fps vs 1.5 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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Advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 500

Size Much smaller 87x57x28 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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8.2x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the Digital IXUS 500's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Thickness Much thinner 1.1" vs 4.2"
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3.8x thinner
Weight Much lighter 215 g vs 595 g
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2.8x lighter
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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        Compared to recent digicams

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        PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
        Digital IXUS 500:Tunnel
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        PowerShot SX50 HS:2.8"
        Digital IXUS 500:1.5"

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        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $259

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $350

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $468

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $363 - $518

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Super zoom

        $381

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $316 - $500

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Much larger

        Canon Digital IXUS 500 Competitors

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        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,598 - $1,899 body only

        $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Size Much larger
        Nikon Coolpix P60

        Nikon Coolpix P60

        Compact

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot S95

        Canon PowerShot S95

        Pro digicam

        $320

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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