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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
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

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
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 Much 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 P530

        Nikon Coolpix P530

        Super zoom

        $347

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $348

        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 1100D

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $397

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        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

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        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

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Size Significantly smaller
        Screen size Larger screen
        Zoom Significantly less zoom
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $168 - $279

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Significantly larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $195 - $215

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

        Travel zoom

        $376 - $441

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Much better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

        Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

        Super zoom

        Screen size Much larger screen
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Size Larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 135

        Travel zoom

        $99 - $131

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Sensor size Smaller sensor

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