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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

100

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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
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
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 220 fps
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Around 10% higher fps
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.00 vs $383.01
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 10% 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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
12 fps vs 2.2 fps
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Around 5.5x faster continuous shooting
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
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
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
              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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:461k dots
              DMC-FZ150:460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $500

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              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

              $350 - $598

              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

              $248 - $330

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $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

              $468

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $239

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $400

              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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