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SX510 vs. SX50

 
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Oct 30, 2013 19:28 |  #1

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Power Shot SX510
12.1 Megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
Canon 30x Optical Zoom Lens (24-720mm)
3.0" High Resolution LCD Screen
B&H # CAPSSX510B Mfr # 8409B001
$249

PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Camera
24-1200mm (35mm Equivalent) Lens
50x Optical Zoom
12.1MP CMOS Sensor
2.8" Vari-Angle LCD with Viewfinder
Built-in Hot Shoe
B&H # CAPSSX50 Mfr # 6352B001 In Stock
You Pay: $369.00

$120 difference, all for 20x more zoom, and a flash hot shoe?!
Worth it?
Had the SX50 had more than 12mp fine, but as such I am not sold.




  
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Oct 31, 2013 00:25 |  #2

Gomar wrote in post #16412039 (external link)
$120 difference, all for 20x more zoom, and a flash hot shoe?!
Worth it?

It would be to me.




  
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Oct 31, 2013 06:27 |  #3

Gomar wrote in post #16412039 (external link)
$120 difference, all for 20x more zoom, and a flash hot shoe?!
Worth it?
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.
but also,
-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/Doub​le 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.


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Oct 31, 2013 09:20 |  #4

The functionality of a flip out screen was enough to sell me. I opted for the SX40 HS at a pricepoint of $289 since I dont have a real need for 50X zoom over the 35X zoom offered by the SX40. Certainly enough usable features to justify either one over the SX510




  
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Oct 31, 2013 13:45 as a reply to  @ Pallet Spoon's post |  #5

Alright, so how much would the flash cost for the SX50?
But, its LCD is smaller, and many complain they break often.

As for the longer zoom, if not on a tripod why bother? I cant even get decent steady hand-held shots with a 12x, even ISO400 1/500.

As for high ISO, on a small sensor does it make sense to go above ISO400?




  
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Oct 31, 2013 23:15 |  #6

The flip out screen is awesome, especially when shooting macro. I don't ever want a camera without a flip out screen again.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 07:34 |  #7

Gomar wrote in post #16413913 (external link)
Alright, so how much would the flash cost for the SX50?
But, its LCD is smaller, and many complain they break often.

As for the longer zoom, if not on a tripod why bother? I cant even get decent steady hand-held shots with a 12x, even ISO400 1/500.

As for high ISO, on a small sensor does it make sense to go above ISO400?

12x? would that be around 300mm 35mm equivalent?,With image stabilization it should be possible to get sharp photos at 1/500?

It looks like the IS on the sx50 is pretty effective, i looked at this handheld video , it seems anyone could use this.
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=r2FJ5PX2ZoU (external link)

I found some samples of the sx50,they look pretty ok

24 mm equivalent ( 4.3 x 5.58)
http://www.magezinepub​lishing.com …wide-angle_1349783741.jpg (external link)

170mm equivalent( 5.58 x 30.7) 1/500 s
http://www.magezinepub​lishing.com …tical-zoom_1349783702.jpg (external link)

1200mm equivalent ( 5.58 *215) 1/80 s iso 80
http://www.magezinepub​lishing.com …tical-zoom_1349783649.jpg (external link)

Another price drop on the sx50 would be great, I hope a successor arrives soon!


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Nov 01, 2013 20:47 |  #8

For me, raw files, 1200mm equivalent telephots, and the ability to use the same flashes in the hot shoe as my EOS DSLR were the deciding factors. The articulated LCD was just a nice to have. I don't use the external flashes much because the built-in one serves for most purposes, but have used it a few times with my 430 EX.


Gripped 7D, gripped, full-spectrum modfied T1i (500D), SX50HS, A2E film body, Tamzooka (150-600), Tamron 90mm/2.8 VC (ver 2), Tamron 18-270 VC, Canon FD 100 f/4.0 macro, Canon 24-105 f/4L,Canon EF 200 f/2.8LII, Canon 85 f/1.8, Tamron Adaptall 2 90mmf/2.5 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Canon EX-430 flash, Vivitar DF-383 flash, Astro-Tech AT6RC and Celestron NexStar 102 GT telescopes, various other semi-crappy manual lenses and stuff.

  
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