• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $402 Average Retail $450 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 63.0x zoom 25mm - 1550mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $288 Average Retail $320 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Sony H400

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 boost ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher boost 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
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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 Fujifilm SL300

Canon SX50
Fujifilm SL300
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Sony H400
Fujifilm SL300
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX50
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
Sony H400
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • 1080p

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Canon SX50
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 1080p
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Sony H400
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $310
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Hot shoe
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Sony H400
Nikon P600
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • High-res screen
Sony H400
Nikon P530
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 1080p
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