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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50

Portability
63
Imaging
48
Features
67
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 front
Portability
69
Imaging
32
Features
25
Overall
29

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Announced September 2018
Sony H50
(Full Review)
  • 9MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-465mm (F2.7-4.5) lens
  • 547g - 116 x 81 x 86mm
  • Announced January 2009
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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Overview

Below, we are evaluating the Canon SX70 HS versus Sony H50, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors Canon and Sony. There exists a significant gap between the resolutions of the SX70 HS (20MP) and H50 (9MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was released 9 years later than the H50 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Canon SX70 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony H50 being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight into a complete comparison, below is a concise overview of how the SX70 HS matches up versus the H50 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Sony H50

 SX70 HS H50 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018January 2009More recent by 118 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution922k230kClearer display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony H50 over the Canon SX70 HS

 H50 SX70 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Sony H50

 SX70 HS H50 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to lug around your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and volume. The Canon SX70 HS has external dimensions of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) and the Sony H50 has sizing of 116mm x 81mm x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 547 grams (1.21 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the SX70 HS compared to the H50.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the SX70 HS and H50 is 63 and 69 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor measurements merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The graphic below may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX70 HS and H50.

As you can see, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You should expect to see the Canon SX70 HS to deliver more detail as a result of its extra 11 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The younger SX70 HS is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SX70 HS
Portrait photography with Sony H50
55
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
can't use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
27
has manual focus
no external flash support
low MP (9 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Street photography camera
Sony H50 as a Street photography camera
58
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor is small (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (608g)
43
has image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than average in class (547 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS as a Sports photography camera
Sony H50 as a Sports photography camera
57
amazing zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
comes with tracking focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
32
long zoom range (31-465mm 15.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
low frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
low MP (9 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Travel photography info
Sony H50 Travel photography info
64
supports bluetooth
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (21mm)
very long zoom (1365mm)
more heavy than competitors (608 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
44
flash built-in
very long zoom (465mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (547g)
low MP (9MP)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Landscape photography features
Sony H50 Landscape photography features
58
focusing manually
pretty wide (21mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
saves RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
34
has manual focus
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
low MP (9MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Vlogging features
Sony H50 Vlogging features
64
pretty wide (21mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
more heavy than competitors (608g)
19
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (31mm)
slow max aperture (f2.7)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (547g)
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Canon SX70 HS vs Sony H50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Sony H50
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSSony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
General Information
Make Canon Sony
Model Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2018-09-20 2009-01-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 8 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
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 20 megapixels 9 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 3456 x 2592
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 31-465mm (15.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.7-4.5
Macro focus distance 0cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 922k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 9.10 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240, 8 fps
Max video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 608 grams (1.34 lb) 547 grams (1.21 lb)
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 116 x 81 x 86mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 325 photos -
Style of battery Built-in -
Battery model - NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $550 $80