• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 750mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Sony HX50V over Canon SX700 HS

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    400 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX700 HS over Sony HX50V

  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $438
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $438
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Sony HX50V
Olympus SH-1
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • GPS
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
  • $322
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Sony HX50V
Canon SX710 HS
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • GPS
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony WX500

Sony HX50V
Sony WX500
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Canon SX700 HS
Sony WX500
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $324
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony HX90V

Sony HX50V
Sony HX90V
  • $393
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster shutter
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon SX700 HS
Sony HX90V
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
  • $423
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
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