Gomar wrote in post #16412039
$120 difference, all for 20x more zoom, and a flash hot shoe?!
Had the SX50 had more than 12mp fine, but as such I am not sold.
But lets not forget,
-50x instead of 20x zoom (( A 30x zoom needs over 30 MP image to end up with 12 mp after cropping to 50x, so having a 50x zoom with 'decent' 12 mp image is pretty amazing imo.
-SX50 shoots raw , where the sx510 does not, that alone is worth 120$ for me.
-sx 50 has FLIP OUT screen !( handy for such a superzoom camera imo, when leaning)
-Double the iso capability ( not that that really matters on these cameras, or maybe all the more ....)
-Viewfinder, even if digital can be useful at times
-9 focus points vs 1 ( could be a big difference getting a wildlife shot)
-Like 50% longer battery life
-Faster continuous shooting( pretty much the same with cont. af)
- 1/2000 SS for the sx50, a lower 1/1600 for the sx510
-sx50 has hot shoe
So if RAW/Flipoutscreen/Double ISO /Viewfinder/ Longer battery life, 9 times the focus points, hot shoe
The sx510 is around 20-30 % less expensive depending where you look,
Or at 120 dollars more like you stated, Imo it is worth every dollar to opt for the sx50 over a sx510.