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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
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Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x80x78 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1300 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
3.1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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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 12x
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Around 17.5x more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size Larger screen 2.8" vs 2.5"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 461k dots vs 207k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 315 shots vs 170 shots
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Around 90% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $389.00 vs $799.99
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The best price we've seen is $411 cheaper (2.1x less)
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.8x4.3mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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Advantages of the Canon S5 IS

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.7 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S5 IS's lens captures slightly more light (0.7 f-stops)
Size Smaller 117x80x78 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4.2"
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Around 30% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 550 g vs 595 g
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Around 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:$389.00
              S5 IS:$799.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              S5 IS:550 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              S5 IS:3.1"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              S5 IS:117x80x78 mm
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:2.8"
              S5 IS:2.5"

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $380 body only

              $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $325 - $390

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $418

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298 - $330

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon PowerShot S5 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S3 IS

              Canon PowerShot S3 IS

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

              Super zoom

              $550

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Size Larger
              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

              Travel zoom

              $448 - $449

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

              Pro digicam

              $528

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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