After much scrutiny, I decided to go for the Canon SX50. The canon takes great quality pictures and I'm very impressed with the lack of distortion and noise at 50 x zoom And in all other conditions I have used it in. The video recording mode shoots excellent quality footage And I'm not sure how accurate it is but I have seen it said that the frame rate on this camera is more compatible with your average television and therefore does not need to be remastered by the computer. My knowledge isn't enough to be a will to corroborate that but what I can say is that the filming is smooth and constant even when shooting running and moving objects. I am happy with the choice that I have made!