Comparing Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

1. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

17 Reasons why Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is better

Comparing Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

1.Slightly larger sensor
6.17 x 4.55mmvs 6.08 x 4.56mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
3.Somewhat higher pixel density
350ppivs 326ppi (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
4.Somewhat higher resolution
784 x 588pxvs 587 x 783px (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
87.3mmvs 125.2mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
6.Marginally less body volume
1128.24cm³vs 1194.82cm³ (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
105.5mmvs 110.2mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
8.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
9.Has an electronic viewfinder
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
10.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
11.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
12.Notably greater zoom range
50xvs 24x (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
13.Clearly longer maximum focal length
1200mmvs 600mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
14.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
15.Shorter minimum focal length
24mmvs 25mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
16.Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200)
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.
17.Canon sx50
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS specs
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS features
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS pros and cons
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS advantages
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS disadvantages

2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

17 Reasons why Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is better

Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

1.Considerably more focus points
23vs 9 (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
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.
2.Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
12fpsvs 2.2fps (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
588gvs 595g (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
4.Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
0.00005svs 0.0005s (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
5.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
86.6mmvs 122.5mm (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
8.Can create panoramas in-camera
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
9.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
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.
10.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
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.
11.Significantly bigger screen size
3"vs 2.8" (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
12.Notably more microphone(s)
2vs 1 (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
13.Sizably wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.8vs 3.4 (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
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.
14.Notably longer exposure time
60svs 15s (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
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.
15.Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.
16.2.8 aperture standard throughout the whole zoom range
more capable at all zoom positions in terms of light sensitivity, better low light ability at the whole zoom spectrum
17.Weight is similar
sx60 hs weights 650g, not 188g!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 specs
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 features
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 pros and cons
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 advantages
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 disadvantages