Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V vs. Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs. Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Sep 17, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Jan 5, 2011
 
$429
Approx. $480
 
 
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Composite
 
 
 
 
4000 x 3000
4896 x 3672
4608 x 3456
4288 x 3216
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
4912 x 1080, 4896 x 2752, 3648 x 2736, 3424 x 1920, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
 
4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
12 megapixels
18 megapixels
16 megapixels
14 megapixels
 
19 megapixels
17 megapixels
 
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CCD
CCD
Digic 5
BIONZ
Digic 4
 
sRGB
 
 
 
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, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost)
 
 
 
3200
 
 
 
6400
7
7
5
6
Yes (2)
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
Optical
Optical
Optical
Sensor-shift
RAW
No
No
No
Fine, Normal
 
Superfine, Fine
Fine, Normal
 
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • 3D: MPF
  • JPEG v2.3
 
 
24–1200 mm
27–810 mm
24–720 mm
24–720 mm
50×
30×
30×
30×
F3.4–6.5
F2.8–5.6
F3.4–5.8
F3.1–5.9
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes (4x)
Yes (2x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (6.7x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
 
 
40 cm (15.75)
0 cm (0)
1 cm (0.39)
1 cm (0.39)
2 cm (0.79)
9
 
 
 
 
Fully articulated
Tilting
Fixed
Fixed
2.8
3
3
3
461,000
921,600
461,000
460,000
No
No
No
No
 
XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
TFT Color LCD
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
None
Electronic
100%
 
 
97%
202,000
 
 
 
 
15 sec
30 sec
15 sec
8 sec
1/2000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/1600 sec
1/2000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
  • Superior Auto
  • Intelligent Auto
  • Easy Shooting
  • Program Auto, w/Program Shift
  • Movie Mode
  • Panorama
  • Shutter Speed Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual Exposure
  • Scene Selection
  • Picture Effect
  • 3D
  • Background Defocus
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Scene
  • Creative Filter
  • Discreet
  • Movie
 
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf- Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
  • High Sensitivity
  • Night Scene
  • Handheld Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Soft Snap
  • Soft Skin
  • Anti Motion Blur
  • Backlight Correction HDR
  • Beach
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Advanced Sports Shooting
  • Gourmet
  • Pet Mode
  • Portrait
  • Face Self-timer
  • Low Light
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
 
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
5.50 m
12.40 m
5.00 m
7.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe)
No
No
No
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
2.2 fps
10.0 fps
0.8 fps
1.2 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
(at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
No
No
No
 
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD
H.264
Motion JPEG
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD / SDHC
 
105 MB
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini)
Yes (Mini)
No
Yes
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Yes (RS60E3)
No
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
AA
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 battery and charger
Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger
4 x Alkaline batteries
315
450
195
300
595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz)
583 g (1.29 lb / 20.56 oz)
341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz)
540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz)
123 x 87 x 106 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17)
122 x 87 x 93 mm (4.8 x 3.43 x 3.66)
104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15)
118 x 81 x 100 mm (4.65 x 3.19 x 3.94)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
 
None
Built-in
None
 
 
with GPS Log Recording function