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Advantages of the Canon SX50 HS

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External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
Size
Slightly smaller
123×87×106 mm vs 130×93×103 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Slightly lighter
595 g vs 650 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX300's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX50 HS4.2"
              DSC-HX3004.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SX50 HS595 g
              DSC-HX300650 g
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX50 HS6,400 ISO
              DSC-HX3003,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX50 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DSC-HX3001/2.3" 6.28x4.55mm
              Size Large Help
              SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              DSC-HX300130×93×103 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              DSC-HX300130×93×103 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              SX50 HS595 g
              DSC-HX300650 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              SX50 HS4.2"
              DSC-HX3004.1"
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              SX50 HS9.7 MP
              DSC-HX3009.9 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX50 HS461k dots
              DSC-HX300921k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
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              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
              PowerShot SX50 HS
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              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
              Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
              Sony

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