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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 122x87x93 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
 
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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 Significantly more zoom 50x vs 33.8x
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More than 2x more zoom
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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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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
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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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 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

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly 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

              $348

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $232 - $309

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $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

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $550

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $700

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

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