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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Top 17 Reasons for the

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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A little larger sensor
4.55 x 6.17 mm
vs
4.56 x 6.08 mm
1.26% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
59
Has a flip-out screen
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
43
Marginally higher pixel density
350 ppi
vs
326 ppi
7.36% higher pixel density
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41
Somewhat higher resolution
784x588 px
vs
783x587 px
0.30% higher resolution
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41
A shade less body volume
1128.24 cm³
vs
1194.82 cm³
5.90% less body volume
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Has a built-in focus motor
Yes
vs
No
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
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35
Distinctly greater zoom range
50 x
vs
24 x
26 x greater zoom range. The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
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34
Has a BSI sensor
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
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30
Appreciably longer maximum focal length
1200 mm
vs
600 mm
600 mm longer maximum focal length. A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
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30
Shorter minimum focal length
24 mm
vs
25 mm
1 mm shorter minimum focal length. A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
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30
Has an electronic viewfinder
Yes
vs
No
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
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29
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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29
Has manual shutter speed
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
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28
Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Yes
vs
No
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
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26
Vastly shorter
87.3 mm
vs
125.2 mm
37.90 mm shorter
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26
Marginally thinner
105.5 mm
vs
110.2 mm
4.70 mm thinner
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18
Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 because...

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Top 16 Reasons for the

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Compared to Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

anonymous
74
Noticeably more focus points
23
vs
9
14 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
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67
Clearly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
12 fps
vs
2.2 fps
5.45x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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53
Slightly lighter
588 g
vs
595 g
7 g lighter
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45
Noticeably faster maximum shutter speed
0.00005 s
vs
0.0005 s
10x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
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39
Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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36
Supports AVCHD format
Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
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35
Has a microphone in
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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35
A shade bigger screen size
3 "
vs
2.8 "
7.14% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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34
Substantially more microphone(s)
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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34
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes
vs
No
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
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33
Has an optical viewfinder
Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
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32
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.8
vs
3.4
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
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30
Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yes
vs
No
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
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30
Substantially longer exposure time
60 s
vs
15 s
45 s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
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27
Clearly narrower
86.6 mm
vs
122.5 mm
35.90 mm narrower
John Vass
1
2.8 aperture standard throughout the whole zoom range
Yes
vs
No
More capable at all zoom positions in terms of light sensitivity, better low light ability at the whole zoom spectrum

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is better than Canon PowerShot SX50 HS because...

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