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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T: 56 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

40.69% more megapixels.

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm

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.

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
26% have it

6. weight

55g lighter.

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.

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
310shots

9. video recording

20% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps

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
49% have it

11. pixel density

16.67x higher pixel density.

12. width

29.3mm narrower.
93.2mm

13. height

42.3mm shorter.

14. volume

9.49% less body volume.

15. thickness

2.3mm thinner.

16. battery power

3.23% more battery power.

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

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
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
17% have it

19. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
15% have it

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

21. 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
72% have it

22. 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
35% have it

23. 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

24. 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
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
17% have it

25. 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
87% have it

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