• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 1550mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Sony H400

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony H400 over Canon SX50

  • Lens zoom ratio
    63.0x vs 50.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

User reviews

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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 Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony H400
Nikon P600
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $340
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More dots on screen
Sony H400
Nikon P530
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $307
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • NFC
Sony H400
Canon SX60
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More pixels
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX530 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi
Sony H400
Canon SX530 HS
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX50
Nikon P610
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony H400
Nikon P610
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
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