Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Canon Digital IXUS 500

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Zoom
Much more zoom
50x vs 3x
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Around 278x more zoom
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
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 90% more detail in your photos
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
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
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
2.4 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.1x closer to the lens
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
              Digital IXUS 500:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:2.2 fps
              Digital IXUS 500:1.5 fps

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              $350 - $598

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              Zoom Significantly less zoom
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              Viewfinder No viewfinder
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              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger

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