• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
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Predecessor: Canon SX40 HS
SX40 HS vs SX50
Panasonic FZ200
FZ200 vs FZ300
Successor: Canon SX60
SX50 vs SX60
 
General
Model Number: SX50 FZ300
Alternate Model Number(s):   FZ330
Camera Format: EVF EVF
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $449.99 $599.99
Street Price: $459.00 $397.99
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2015-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
25.5 oz (724 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 87 x 106 mm)
5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6 in.
(132 x 92 x 117 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 47 38
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.3 19.3
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2 11.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 179 97
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 13.0 12.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30/​120)
320x240 (30/​240)
3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (240p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens; Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 14 elements in 11 groups, 5 Aspherical Lenses, 9 Aspherical surfaces, 3 ED Lenses , 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,200mm 25 - 600mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 215mm 4.5 - 108mm
Zoom Ratio: 50.00x 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0 f/2.8 (wide/tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a 52.0mm
Thread Type: 67mm (with optional adatper) n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; Contrast Detect: Face/Eye Detection, Tracking, 49-area, 1-area, Pinpoint, Touch AF, Eye Sensor AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1 0.39-inch 1,440K-dot OLED, Field of View: approx. 100%, Mag: 0.7x (35mm-eq.), +/- 4 diopter adjustment, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 - 6400 Auto, iISO, 100 - 6400 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable), White Set 1-4
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Custom (2), Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control:Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine (22 filters); Panorama Shot
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction and Correction available Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T)) Auto ISO: 0.3 - 8.8m (Wide), 1.0 - 8.8m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/4000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe (E-TTL) Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) Wi-Fi or optional wired
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal Micro HDMI (Type D) with Viera Link, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.85 0.55
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.51  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.52
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 13.0 12.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   25
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   12.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   16
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.48 seconds 0.11 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.41 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.341 seconds 0.127 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds 0.48 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.067 seconds 0.028 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds 0.9 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds 3.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 315 shots 380 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   360 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3; Mac OS X v10.5+  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent Image Stabilization, DIGIC 5 processor, improved AF speed, 1080p24 Full HD movies, 13 fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode, Zoom Framing Assist, 58 scene Smart Auto, 12-bit RAW+JPEG capture. 12.1-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, updated Venus image processor, Depth From Defocus AF, 12fps full-res bursts, 4K 30p/24p video recording, 4K burst shooting, 4K burst S/S (Start/Stop), 4K pre-burst, 3-inch free-angle touchscreen monitor, built-in Wi-Fi, new splash and dustproof design.