Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

61

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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 S5 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$345 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$207 - $279

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$249

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot Pro1

Pro digicam

$1,245

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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