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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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 36 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Zoom Much more zoom 50x vs 3x
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Around 278x more zoom
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
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
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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2.4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.1x closer to the lens
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
Lowest price Cheaper $223.56 vs $385.00
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
              Digital IXUS 500:Tunnel
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:2.2 fps
              Digital IXUS 500:1.5 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:2.8"
              Digital IXUS 500:1.5"

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              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $371

              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

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,220 body only

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458 - $994

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $420

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $536 - $550

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $405

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

              Canon Digital IXUS 500 Competitors

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              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $857 with 18-135mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H10

              Travel zoom

              $480

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

              Casio Exilim ZR-200

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Screen size Much larger screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

              Travel zoom

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Movie format Does not take movies

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