Canon PowerShot SX50 HS comparison

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300
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Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)

Nikon Coolpix P520 (Black)
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Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
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Price $349 to $539 at 11 stores $272 to $599 at 6 stores $398 to $499 at 10 stores $224 to $396 at 5 stores $349 to $579 at 10 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 6 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date September 06, 2012 July 17, 2012 February 28, 2013 January 28, 2013 January 06, 2013
The Bottom Line If you simply must have the longest zoom in the room, the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS satisfies. If you're searching for a long-zoom camera that falls in between a point-and-shoot and digital SLR experience, look no further than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. It can't match some of its competition in the features department, but the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 still packs a powerful zoom lens and plenty of point-and-shoot punch. More point-and-shoot than dSLR in terms of features and performance than some competing high-end megazooms, the Nikon Coolpix P520 is a very good camera for those after a big zoom range, better control over results, and fine picture quality. The Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR's features and performance are well beyond those of your average point-and-shoot megazoom, making it a fine choice for enthusiasts and as a family camera.

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Type LCD display - 2.8 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3.2 in
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.8 in x 4.2 in x 3.4 in
4.9 in x 4.3 in x 3.4 in
5.1 in x 4.1 in x 3.7 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 3.3 in
5.3 in x 5.7 in x 4 in
Lens System 50 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/3.4-6.5
24 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 108 mm - F/2.8
50 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 215 mm - F/2.8-6.3
42 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 180 mm - F/3.0-5.9
42 x x
Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 185 mm - F/2.8-5.6
Optical sensor type BSI-CMOS
MOS
Exmor R CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 5000
ISO 2000
ISO 3200
ISO 125
ISO 1600
ISO 4000
ISO 2500
ISO 250
ISO 800
ISO 1250
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 1000
ISO 160
ISO 640
ISO 320
ISO 400
ISO 500
ISO 10000
ISO 8000
ISO auto
ISO auto (80-400)
ISO 6400
ISO auto (80-800)
ISO 12800
ISO 80-3200
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 6400 (8Mpix)
ISO 12800 (4Mpix)
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 960 x 540 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 320 x 112 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
2 x
2 x
Weight 19.4 oz
1.2 lbs
22 oz
19.4 oz
1.7 lbs
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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