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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

64

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

51

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
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
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$209.00 vs $274.13
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
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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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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX510 HS:3.8 fps
              DMC-FZ47:3.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              SX510 HS:3,200 ISO
              DMC-FZ47:1,600 ISO

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              SX510 HS:104x70x80 mm
              DMC-FZ47:120x79x91 mm
              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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $350

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Samsung WB1100F

              Samsung WB1100F

              Super zoom

              $190 - $219

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Panasonic Lumix FZ72

              Super zoom

              $315

              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

              $405

              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              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 - $383

              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
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Much larger
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $269

              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $249

              Focus points Slightly more focus points
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

              Super zoom

              $408

              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-FZ100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

              Super zoom

              $320 - $360

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Slightly larger
              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-FZ62

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

              Super zoom

              $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price More expensive
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution

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