Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Great macro
Macro focus
0 cm
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX510 HS

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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
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
Size
Smaller
104x70x80 mm vs 120x79x91 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 cm vs 1 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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$206.79 vs $432.82
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The best price we've seen is $226 cheaper (2.1x less)
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)
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
Focus points
More focus points
23 vs 1
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Longer exposures
60s vs 15s
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4x longer exposures
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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
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              SX510 HS:0 cm
              DMC-FZ47:1 cm
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX510 HS:3.1"
              DMC-FZ47:3.6"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX510 HS:3.8 fps
              DMC-FZ47:3.7 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              SX510 HS:30x
              DMC-FZ47:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              SX510 HS:461k dots
              DMC-FZ47:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $274

              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $278 - $288

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $356

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              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

              $168 - $184

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Zoom More zoom
              Focus points Slightly more focus points
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $404

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

              Super zoom

              $454

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

              Super zoom

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $383

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $350 - $400

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger

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