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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.7
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
 
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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
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
Screen size Larger screen 2.8" vs 2.5"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
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
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Almost the same
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
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        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
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        PowerShot SX50 HS:2.2 fps
        S5 IS:1.5 fps
        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        PowerShot SX50 HS:461k dots
        S5 IS:207k dots

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $339 - $397

        Zoom Has significantly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $343 - $598

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Thickness Is thicker
        Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
        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
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $549 - $700 body only

        $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly 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 Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $550 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $405 - $433

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $398 - $994

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $348 - $418

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

        Super zoom

        $499 - $550

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

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

        Super zoom

        $248 - $310

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        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

        $625

        Size Slightly smaller
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution

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