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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
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 FZ70

Zoom
Great zoom
60x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
20 mm
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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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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
Size Smaller 123x87x106 mm vs 130x97x118 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 13 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 4.2" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Panasonic FZ70

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the FZ70's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Zoom Significantly more zoom 60x vs 50x
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More than 40% more zoom
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Cheaper $265.00 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              Zoom Incredible zoom Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:50x
              FZ70:60x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:1080p @ 24fps
              FZ70:1080p @ 30fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              FZ70:1 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              FZ70:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              FZ70:606 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              FZ70:130x97x118 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              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

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $229 - $230

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix FZ70.

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              Avatar for Dale Dale (0:27 AM, January 22, 2014)
              I have to agree that the stats are skewed because of various reasons. Below are my comments on this comparison scores:

              Comparing the scores for the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS (we’ll call PS for short) with the scores for the Panasonic LUMIX FZ70 (we’ll call
              LUMIX for short), there should be some adjustments because of how the weights were selected.

              Widest aperture (full zoom): f/6.5 vs. f/5.9:
              The best was considered f/2.8 and the worse at f/6.5. If you take the percentage difference between those (f/6.5 and f/5.9), it calculates out that the LUMIX is 16.2% better than the PS, so the weight for the LUMIX should be 31.6 vs. 27.3, a plus of 4.4 for LUMIX. Which makes it 290.7 for PS and 211.4 for LUMIX.

              Popularity:
              I say eliminate this from the equation altogether as it is too subjective in this context. So now it is 290.7 – 100 = 190.7 for PS and 211.4 – 25 = 186.4 for LUMIX.

              Light sensitivity (boost):
              Unknown for PS, so subtract 0 for PS and 2.3 for LUMIX making it 190.7 for PS and 184.1 for LUMIX.

              Movie format:
              24fps vs. 30fps, PS vs. LUMIX. I say 30fps is better by 20% which will compute out that LUMIX should have a weight of 43.7 vs. the given 36.3, a plus of 7.4 for LUMIX. Then it compares PS = 190.7 and LUMIX = 191.5.

              Overall image quality:
              It is unknown for LUMIX, so subtract each value. Minus 13.6 for PS and zero for LUMIX, giving a final comparison score of 177.1 for PS and
              191.5 for LUMIX.

              Summary: I would do these kind of things for each comparison. Even looking at the above, some critics might consider certain things “a
              wash”, such as “for that film look” frame rate of 24fps vs. 30 fps. Always, I would at least eliminate the popularity weight from the equation. And
              it’s not fair to have unknowns in the equation for one weighting it at zero and giving a plus to the compared item.

              In any case, these are very nice cameras. However, I would look at other reviews and put your hands on them before actually buying one.
               
              Avatar for Frances Hansen Frances Hansen (4:45 AM, November 10, 2013)
              I cant see the explanation of the scoring. Is there a trick to it?
               
              Avatar for Neill Southwick Neill Southwick (5:48 AM, August 19, 2013)
              How about IQ. All the stats don't mean squat if the results aren't great. I'll take a Pany any day over a Canon. I don't even know why I bother reading your reviews. They are stupid. All you do is assign some arbitrary number to this and that stat and come up with your meaningless score card.