Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

37

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (113×78×76 mm)
Thickness
Thin
3"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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

$374 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$429

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Canon PowerShot S3 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$250

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,532 - $1,897 body only

$2,150 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Super zoom

$295

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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