Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 50x vs 24x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Overall image quality Better image quality 47.0 vs 40.0
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Around 20% better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 20.3 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 179 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 13 fps vs 12 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ150's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life Longer battery life 410 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size Smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 3.6" vs 4.2"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 528 g vs 595 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $350.00 vs $389.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:240 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              DMC-FZ150:1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              DMC-FZ150:528 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              DMC-FZ150:3.6"
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:11.2 EV
              DMC-FZ150:10.9 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              DMC-FZ150:19.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              DMC-FZ150:132 ISO
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              DMC-FZ150:124x82x92 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              DMC-FZ150:40.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:13 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:461k dots
              DMC-FZ150:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $363 - $518

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $280 - $319

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $350

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315 - $405

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $313

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Larger screen
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $316 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Much larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $400 - $435

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $921

              Lowest price Much more expensive

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