• 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

  • 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

  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Newer
    10 months vs 20 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 Panasonic ZS40

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS40
  • $358
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Hot shoe
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Sony HX50V
Panasonic ZS35
  • $358
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $264
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Newer
Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS35
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $264
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon S9700

Sony HX50V
Nikon S9700
  • $358
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Slow-motion videos
Canon SX700 HS
Nikon S9700
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Shoots RAW
  • $315
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Sony HX50V
Olympus SH-1
  • $358
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • GPS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Touchscreen
Canon SX700 HS
Olympus SH-1
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Sony HX50V
Canon SX710 HS
  • $358
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
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