Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Items often bought with the Canon SX50 HS or Panasonic DMC-FZ150

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Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Overall image quality
Better image quality
47.0 vs 40.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.6 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
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
179 ISO vs 132 ISO
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The SX50 HS has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$299.99 vs $820.00
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The best price we've seen is $520 cheaper (2.7x less)
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 2.2 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Longer battery life
410 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
124×82×92 mm vs 123×87×106 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
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
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              SX50 HS240 fps
              DMC-FZ150220 fps
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX50 HS4.2"
              DMC-FZ1503.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX50 HS595 g
              DMC-FZ150528 g
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SX50 HS179 ISO
              DMC-FZ150132 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              SX50 HS11.2 EV
              DMC-FZ15010.9 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              SX50 HS20.3 bits
              DMC-FZ15019.4 bits
              Size Large Help
              SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              DMC-FZ150124×82×92 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              SX50 HS47.0
              DMC-FZ15040.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX50 HS461k dots
              DMC-FZ150460k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX50 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DMC-FZ1501080p @ 60fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has slightly 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
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $370

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $362 - $398

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $428

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Records very high quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $593 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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              Avatar for camillo zanon camillo zanon (10:10 PM, March 29, 2015)
              con todas las ventajas de fz 150 gana canon !!!! Ridiculoooossss!!!!