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Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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
Overall image quality Better image quality 47.0 vs 41.0
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More than 10% better image quality
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 13 fps vs 9 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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
Thickness Thinner 4.2" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic FZ72

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the FZ72's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Zoom 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
Wide angle Better wide angle 20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
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 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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Incredible zoom Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:50x
              FZ72:60x
              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
              FZ72:1 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"
              FZ72:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              FZ72:606 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:$389.00
              FZ72:$391.61
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:11.2 EV
              FZ72:10.8 EV
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              FZ72:130x97x118 mm
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              FZ72:19.4 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              FZ72:171 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              FZ72:41.0

              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

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $380 - $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
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $449 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Zoom Has much less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $478

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $364

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $337 - $390

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

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix FZ72.

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