Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

100

vs

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

61

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 33.8x
Help
More than 2x more zoom
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX200V

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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
Help
At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX200V's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
Help
Around 2x higher resolution screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
450 shots vs 315 shots
Help
More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.2 fps
Help
More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
122x87x93 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
Help
More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.2"
Help
More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 15s
Help
2x longer exposures
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recommendations

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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:Digital
              DSC-HX200V:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              DSC-HX200V:583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              DSC-HX200V:3.7"
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              DSC-HX200V:122x87x93 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $549

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398 - $499

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $345

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $604

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $220 - $770

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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