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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Overall image quality
Great image quality
49.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Mid size 113x65x48 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom Much more zoom 50x vs 4x
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Around 156.5x more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

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Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the XZ-2 iHS's lens captures much more light (1.8 f-stops)
Size Significantly smaller 113x65x48 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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3.2x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The XZ-2 iHS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 11.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.9" vs 4.2"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 346 g vs 595 g
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More than 40% lighter
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 50% larger sensor
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 49.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 216 ISO vs 179 ISO
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The XZ-2 iHS has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 340 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Lowest price Cheaper $299.00 vs $385.00
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The best price we've seen is $86 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:11.2 EV
              XZ-2 iHS:11.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              XZ-2 iHS:20.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              XZ-2 iHS:216 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              XZ-2 iHS:49.0

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              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

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $232 - $330

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $298 - $600

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS Competitors

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              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $398

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Olympus Stylus XZ-10

              Pro digicam

              $148

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $300 - $500

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $396 - $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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