Canon PowerShot SX50 HSSony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
Top 47%799 points
Top 47%
Top 64%543 points
Top 64%
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211 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
12.1
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20.4
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T: 55 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

40.69% more megapixels (photo).
12.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20.4MP
290
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
245
0

3. 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.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
9
188
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.2fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps
172
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
26% have it
151
0

6. weight

55g lighter.
595g
HTC Re: 65.5g
650g
141
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
12800ISO
126
0

8. video recording

20% better video recording quality.
1080 x 24fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
115
0

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
335shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
310shots
114
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
48% have it
84
0

11. pixel density

16.67x higher pixel density.
350ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
21ppi
77
0

12. width

29.3mm narrower.
122.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
93.2mm
76
0

13. volume

9.49% less body volume.
1128.24cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1246.52cm³
71
0

14. height

42.3mm shorter.
87.3mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
129.6mm
71
0

15. thickness

2.3mm thinner.
105.5mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
103.2mm
70
0

16. battery power

3.23% more battery power.
1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
1240mAh
69
0

17. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
46% have it
67
0

18. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
15% have it
62
0

19. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
36% have it
59
0

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.8"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
3"
58
0

21. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
30% have it
56
0

22. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
73% have it
56
0

23. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
52% have it
52
0

24. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
88% have it
51
0

25. Has an electronic viewfinder

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.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
16% have it
51
0

26. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
29% have it
49
0

27. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
66% have it
48
0

28. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
44% have it
48
0

29. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
45% have it
47
0

30. has a BSI sensor

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.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
19% have it
47
0

31. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Nikon D800E: 2
2
43
0

32. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
50x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
50x
43
0

33. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
67% have it
41
0

34. widest aperture

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.
3.4
Ricoh GR II: 1
2.8
41
0

35. shoots raw

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.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
55% have it
41
0

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