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Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS

Portability
65
Imaging
36
Features
55
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
51

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Key Specs

Canon SX50 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 595g - 123 x 87 x 106mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Earlier Model is Canon SX40 HS
  • Replacement is Canon SX60 HS
Canon SX60 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 650g - 128 x 93 x 114mm
  • Launched September 2014
  • Superseded the Canon SX50 HS
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Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX60 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are manufactured by Canon. There exists a considerable gap among the sensor resolutions of the SX50 HS (12MP) and SX60 HS (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX50 HS was released 20 months before the SX60 HS making the cameras a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise summary of how the SX50 HS grades versus the SX60 HS when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX50 HS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX50 HS SX60 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX50 HS

 SX60 HS SX50 HS 
LaunchedSeptember 2014January 2013Newer by 20 months
Display dimension3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution922k461kSharper display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX60 HS

 SX50 HS SX60 HS 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and measurements. The Canon SX50 HS enjoys exterior measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 106mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.2") accompanied by a weight of 595 grams (1.31 lbs) whilst the Canon SX60 HS has proportions of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") along with a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

Contrast the Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX60 HS in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you select at that moment. Here is the front view scale comparison of the SX50 HS against the SX60 HS.

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SX50 HS and SX60 HS is 65 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions purely by viewing a spec sheet. The picture below may give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the SX50 HS and SX60 HS.

As you can see, both of those cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Canon SX60 HS to provide you with extra detail as a result of its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The more aged SX50 HS will be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX50 HS Portrait photography advice
Canon SX60 HS Portrait photography advice
48
you can focus manually
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
56
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
saves RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX50 HS as a Street photography camera
Canon SX60 HS as a Street photography camera
57
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than others in class (595 grams)
56
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (650g)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX50 HS Sports photography features
Canon SX60 HS Sports photography features
39
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
53
excellent zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX50 HS
Travel photography with Canon SX60 HS
53
flash built-in
selfie friendly display
reasonably wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (595g)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
57
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
reasonably wide (21mm)
very long reach (1365mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (650g)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX50 HS Landscape photography highlights
Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography highlights
45
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (2.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of Timelapse function
52
focusing manually
reasonably wide (21mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX50 HS Vlogging highlights
Canon SX60 HS Vlogging highlights
58
reasonably wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
lack of external microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (595 grams)
62
reasonably wide (21mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external microphone support
slow max aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competition in class (650 grams)
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Canon SX50 HS vs Canon SX60 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX60 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX50 HSCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-15 2014-09-16
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 5 DIGIC 6
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3072
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 21-1365mm (65.0x)
Max aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focusing distance 0cm 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 2.8" 3"
Resolution of screen 461k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 202k dots 922k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 2.0 frames/s 6.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 5.50 m 5.50 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, on, slow synchro, off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 595 gr (1.31 lb) 650 gr (1.43 lb)
Dimensions 123 x 87 x 106mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.2") 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 47 39
DXO Color Depth rating 20.3 19.2
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.2 10.1
DXO Low light rating 179 127
Other
Battery life 315 pictures 340 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-10L NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $429 $549