SX700 vs SX50 to go with a G1X MkII

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SX700 vs SX50 to go with a G1X MkII
May 2, 2014

Is the SX50 a noticeable improvement over the SX700 in terms of IQ, given reasonably decent conditions?

I just upgraded from an SX230 to the SX700, but the recent shopping seems to have reawakened "the bug" that has been dormant since before autofocus.  I wanted to make a jump in IQ, particularly in lower light, get back some control over DOF, etc. while maintaining portability, so my G1X II is arriving this afternoon(!).

I was thinking that I would return my SX700, but I think I will sorely miss the superzoom, which the G1X II lacks.  So, I could keep it, or, since it no longer needs to be my go-everywhere camera, I wonder if I should exchange it for the SX50.  My thinking is that the two would complement each other nicely, but the G1X II will now be the go-everywhere camera.

So, exchange SX700 for SX50?

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Sony a6000 Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS
Canon PowerShot G1 X II Canon PowerShot SX50 HS PowerShot SX700
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