Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T

Top 16 Reasons for the

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Compared to Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T

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Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
78
A tad lighter
Comment
595 g
vs
650 g
55 g lighter
anonymous
52
Significantly higher pixel density
Comment
350 ppi
vs
21 ppi
16.67x higher pixel density
anonymous
49
Marginally less body volume
Comment
1128.24 cm³
vs
1246.52 cm³
10.48% less body volume
anonymous
43
Has a built-in focus motor
Comment
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.
anonymous
40
Shoots raw
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
anonymous
38
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
38
Substantially shorter
Comment
87.3 mm
vs
129.6 mm
42.30 mm shorter
anonymous
36
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
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.
anonymous
34
Has an electronic viewfinder
Comment
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.
anonymous
31
Considerably longer exposure time
Comment
15 s
vs
0.00025 s
15 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.
anonymous
30
Has a hot shoe
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
anonymous
30
Sizably shorter minimum focal length
Comment
24 mm
vs
35 mm
11 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.
anonymous
29
Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Comment
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.
anonymous
28
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
anonymous
27
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is better than Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T because...

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Top Twelve Reasons for the

Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T

Compared to Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

anonymous
151
Considerably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.4 MP
vs
12.1 MP
1.69x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
68
Better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
1080 x 24 fps
25% better video recording quality
anonymous
54
Marginally more battery power
Comment
1240 mAh
vs
1200 mAh
3.33% more battery power
anonymous
42
Considerably narrower
Comment
93.2 mm
vs
122.5 mm
29.30 mm narrower
anonymous
39
Substantially more microphone(s)
Comment
2
vs
1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
39
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
38
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
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.
anonymous
37
Can create panoramas in-camera
Comment
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.
anonymous
37
A little bigger screen size
Comment
3 "
vs
2.8 "
7.14% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
37
Somewhat thinner
Comment
103.2 mm
vs
105.5 mm
2.30 mm thinner
anonymous
35
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.8
vs
3.4
Wider aperture at 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.
anonymous
34
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Harendra Shaw
0
Lowlight shooting
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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