• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 40.0x zoom 22mm - 896mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 40.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer battery life
    315 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus SP-820UZ over Canon SX50

  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    14.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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Review Excerpt

  • 50x optical zoom with whopping 24-1200mm-equivalent reach; Excellent image quality for its class; 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD; Ergonomic design and controls; Improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist; Shoots RAW; Full 1080p HD video.

  • Poor low-light AF performance; Image quality deteriorates at ISO 800 and above; Sluggish cycle times; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax X-5

Canon SX50
Pentax X-5
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Olympus SP-820UZ
Pentax X-5
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P600
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More dots on screen
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P530
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX520 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX60
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
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