Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

70

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm)
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Macro focus
Great macro
0.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot S3 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$389 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$597

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$379

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$197

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

$499

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger

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