• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 25mm - 750mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Sony HX50V over Canon SX700 HS

  • 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 shutter
    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
    8 months vs 18 months 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 Olympus SZ-16

Sony HX50V
Olympus SZ-16
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SZ-16
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Sony HX50V
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
Canon SX700 HS
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $243
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Hot shoe
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW

Compared to Nikon S9700

Sony HX50V
Nikon S9700
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon SX700 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Manual focus
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Sony HX50V
Olympus SH-1
  • $368
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Manual focus
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter
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