Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Really small
Size
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Focus points
Many focus points
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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX510 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
104×70×80 mm vs 120×80×92 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
0.0 cm vs 1.0 cm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
349 g vs 498 g
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Around 30% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SX510 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ47's lens captures marginally more light (0.6 f-stops)
Focus points
Many more focus points
23 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
400 shots vs 250 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX510 HS0.0 cm
              DMC-FZ471.0 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX510 HS3.1"
              DMC-FZ473.6"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX510 HS3.8 fps
              DMC-FZ473.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX510 HS3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ471,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX510 HS$214.99
              DMC-FZ47$249.70
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              SX510 HS1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              DMC-FZ471/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX510 HS461k dots
              DMC-FZ47460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX510 HS30x
              DMC-FZ4724x
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              SX510 HS1080p @ 24fps
              DMC-FZ471080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Zoom More zoom
              Focus points More focus points
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Focus points More focus points
              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $312 - $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $820

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Size Slightly larger

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