Canon PowerShot SX50 HSSony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
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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.
12.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20.40MP

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

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

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.20fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
10fps

5. has a flip-out screen

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

6. weight

55g lighter.
595g
HTC Re: 65.50g
650g

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

8. video recording

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

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

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

11. pixel density

16.67x higher pixel density.
350ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
21ppi

12. width

29.30mm narrower.
122.50mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
93.20mm

13. volume

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

14. height

42.30mm shorter.
87.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
129.60mm

15. thickness

2.30mm thinner.
105.50mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
103.20mm

16. battery power

3.23% more battery power.
1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1240mAh

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
45% 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
16% have it

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
35% have it

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.80"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

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

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
72% have it

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
53% have it

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
87% have it

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
17% have it

26. 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

27. 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

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
65% have it

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

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

31. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
2

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: 83.30x
50x

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
68% have it

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.
3.40f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
2.80f

35. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Sony DSC-HX300 + Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T
88% have it

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