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

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
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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
 
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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 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
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
Weight Lighter 349 g vs 498 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
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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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
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        SX510 HS:0 cm
        DMC-FZ47:1 cm
        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

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        SX510 HS:30x
        DMC-FZ47:24x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much 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

        $245 - $269

        Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $398

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $364

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Panasonic Lumix FZ72

        Super zoom

        $392 - $421

        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 SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $198

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Much larger
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $150

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 100D

        Canon EOS 100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $822 body only

        $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

        Super zoom

        $519

        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
        Screen size Smaller screen

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