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

Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 124x82x92 mm
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom Much 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
Color depth Better color depth 20.3 bits vs 19.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $379.00 vs $703.74
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The best price we've seen is $325 cheaper (around 50% less)
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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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Size Smaller 124x82x92 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 410 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
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 Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:1080p @ 24fps
              DMC-FZ150:1080p @ 60fps
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:240 fps
              DMC-FZ150:220 fps
              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
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:13 fps
              DMC-FZ150:12 fps
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:$379.00
              DMC-FZ150:$703.74
              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

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

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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

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

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              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 SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $365

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

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