Sony HX300
Superzoom Camera
vs Canon SX50 HS
Superzoom Camera

What’s good about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Best price $428
  • 19% more battery life 400 shots vs 335 shots
  • Significantly cheaper street price $428 vs $699
  • Higher sensor resolution 20.4 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has longer exposure available 30 seconds vs 15 seconds
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Newer camera April 2013 vs September 2012
  • Better built-in flash range 39′ vs 18′
  • Better video capture 1080p 60fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Has HDR on-board SX50 HS does not have HDR
  • Has 3D capture capabilities SX50 HS does not have 3D

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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  • Smaller body size 69 in³ vs 79 in³
  • Viewscreen flips out HX300 does not have a flip out viewscreen
  • Has a flash hot shoe connector HX300 does not
  • Has RAW image capture HX300 does not have RAW capture

What the Sony HX300 and Canon SX50 HS have in common

  • Weigh about the same 22.9 oz vs 21 oz
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • Similar optical zoom range 50.0×
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″ vs 2.8″
  • HDMI port
  • panorama mode

What’s missing from both the Sony HX300 and the Canon SX50 HS

  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack
  • No Wi-Fi

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