• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX50 advantages over Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

  • Less expensive
    $459 vs $1095
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) advantages over Canon SX50

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.86 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    55 mm vs 105 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    405g vs 603g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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 Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX50
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Nikon P600
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Canon SX50
Panasonic LX100
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Panasonic LX100
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon SX60
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $429
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon G5X

Canon SX50
Canon G5X
  • $459
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
Canon G5X
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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