Panasonic Lumix FZ72 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Panasonic Lumix FZ72

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ72

Great zoom
Zoom
60x
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
20 mm
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Many focus points
Focus points
23
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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

Items often bought with the Panasonic FZ72 or Canon SX50 HS

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix FZ72.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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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
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
Size
Smaller
123×87×106 mm vs 130×97×118 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Overall image quality
Better image quality
47.0 vs 41.0
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More than 10% 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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.8 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
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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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 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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4x faster continuous shooting
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
400 shots vs 315 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
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
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SX50 HS50x
              FZ7260x
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX50 HS4.2"
              FZ724.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX50 HS595 g
              FZ72606 g
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              SX50 HS179 ISO
              FZ72171 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              SX50 HS11.2 EV
              FZ7210.8 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              SX50 HS20.3 bits
              FZ7219.4 bits
              Size Large Help
              SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              FZ72130×97×118 mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              SX50 HS47.0
              FZ7241.0

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX50 HS$303.00
              FZ72$287.82
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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
              FZ72460k dots
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX50 HS1080p @ 24fps
              FZ721080p @ 30fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $382 - $480

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              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 SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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