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

1. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

17 Reasons why Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is better

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

1.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
2.Lighter
595gvs 650g (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
3.Considerably higher pixel density
350ppivs 21ppi (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
4.Shorter
87.3mmvs 129.6mm (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
5.Less body volume
1128.24cm³vs 1246.52cm³ (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
6.Has a built-in focus motor
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
7.Has an electronic viewfinder
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
8.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
10.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
11.Shoots raw
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
12.Has a hot shoe
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
13.Explicitly longer exposure time
15svs 0.00025s (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
14.Noticeably shorter minimum focal length
24mmvs 35mm (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
15.Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
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.
16.Has a removable battery
Yesvs No (Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
17.Canon sx50
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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2. Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T

13 Reasons why Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T is better

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

1.Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
20.4MPvs 12.1MP (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
2.Appreciably better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 1,080 x 24fps (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
3.Narrower
93.2mmvs 122.5mm (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
4.Sizably more battery power
1240mAhvs 1200mAh (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
5.Thinner
103.2mmvs 105.5mm (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
6.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.
7.Sizably bigger screen size
3"vs 2.8" (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
8.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
9.Can be charged via standard USB cable
Yesvs No (Canon PowerShot SX50 HS)
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
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.Measurably 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.
12.Clearly 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.
13.Lowlight shooting
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
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