Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 15, 2014
 
$429
$549
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Composite
 
 
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3072
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4608 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 2768 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1832, 2448 x 2448, 1952 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1368, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 1232 x 1536
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
 
17 megapixels
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Digic 5
DIGIC 6
sRGB
sRGB
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
Auto, 100-3200 (6400 in low light mode at low resolution)
7
7
Yes (2)
Yes (2 slots)
Optical
Optical
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Super fine, fine
 
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
  • Raw (Canon CR2, 12-bit)
 
  • Contrast
  • Sharpness
  • Saturation
  • Red/Green/Blue
  • Skin tone
 
24–1200 mm
21–1365 mm
50×
65×
F3.4–6.5
F3.4–6.5
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes
Yes
 
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0)
9
9
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
2.8
3
461,000
922,000
No
No
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
202,000
922,000
 
15 sec
15 sec
1/2000 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf- Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
  • Portrait
  • Smart Shutter
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
Yes
Yes
5.50 m
5.50 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, on, slow synchro, off
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
 
2.2 fps
6.4 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
(at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Also offers Super Slow Motion, Miniature Effect, Digest Movie
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
 
No
 
No
 
Built-In
 
image sharing via Canon Image Gateway
Yes (RS60E3)
No (Wired)
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
315
340
595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz)
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
123 x 87 x 106 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17)
128 x 93 x 114 mm (5.04 x 3.66 x 4.49)
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
None
None