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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

99

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

67

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V.

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
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 33.8x
Help
More than 2x more zoom
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
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.00 vs $398.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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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
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
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
10 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
450 shots vs 315 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
122x87x93 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.7" vs 4.2"
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More than 10% thinner
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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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 HSDigital
              DSC-HX200VTunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS$329.00
              DSC-HX200V$398.99
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS595 g
              DSC-HX200V583 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS4.2"
              DSC-HX200V3.7"
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS123x87x106 mm
              DSC-HX200V122x87x93 mm

              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

              $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $378

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $351 - $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $200 - $327

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $284 - $375

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $200 - $248

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $302 - $320

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Significantly larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $600

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 body only

              $408 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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