Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs Canon PowerShot SX700 HS


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Canon
Model
Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
PowerShot SX700 HS
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
The HX50 is the world’s smallest compact camera with 30x optical zoom, GPS and image stabilisation - so you can travel light and get close to the action. Photos with detail, color, and life. Zoom in without sacrificing any detail with a 20.4 MP Exmor R® CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ® processor. From close-ups to twilight portraits, focus is automatic, so you can quickly and easily get the shot you want. The freedom to shoot crystal-clear pictures on the fly and without a tripod. Optical SteadyShot dynamically counters movements, even when zooming, to keep the picture in focus.
Travel light with the ultra-compact PowerShot SX700 HS, which capture superb long-range close ups with a huge 30x optical zoom in an ultra compact and pocketable body that's easy to carry wherever you go. Or get up to 60x closer with no loss of quality using ZoomPlus. Fit more in the frame for great group shots and stunning landscapes with 25mm ultra wide-angle.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.4 MP
16.1 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
Optical Zoom
30 x
30 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Lens-shift

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Size & Weight
Height
2.53 in.
2.59 in.
Width
4.26 in.
4.44 in.
Depth
1.51 in.
1.37 in.
Weight
0.6 lbs.
0.59 lbs.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
  • A very good compact camera plenty of easy to use features such as GPS a feature I use all the time.
  • This may be the best pocket size camera currently on the market.
  • Very light and small size considering the size of the lens and all the electronics they have to cram inside.
  • I wanted a camera that was purse or jacket pocket sized with a long zoom for taking on walks and for that unexpected photo opportunity. And I got it. Very happy to purchase.
  • The HX50V is slightly bigger and heavier. I can definitely feel a difference when I use a camera neck strap. My HX20V felt lighter.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)
  • Fantastic zoom, nice handy size, but terrible picture quality. Ok I have some top of the range cameras to compare this.
  • The camera itself is well made, looks great, and although larger than I envisaged, it is a decent size for carrying around in your pocket whilst on holiday etc.
  • The compact size is perfect for dropping in your pocket or bag and easy to retrieve. My photos were as good if not better than those taken by fellow travelers with bulky cameras.
  • A new powerful 30x optical zoom lens in just a pocket-size body.
  • Good body shape, durable, reasonable weight and it also grips well.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.3 mm.
4.5 mm.
Max. Focal Length
129 mm.
135 mm.
ISO Settings
80-3200, ISO 80-12800 (Superior Auto)
100-3200
Aperture
F3.5 (W) - 6.3 (T)
F3.2(W) - 6.9(T)
Digital Zoom
120 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, DPOF, DCF
JPEG, DPOF

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
  • Macro quality and focal distances are very acceptable at about 3 cm, maybe a little closer.
  • I can rely on the basic features to take snapshots of very high quality or I can make use of aperture control to draw attention to the subject of the shot.
  • You take photos using the burst mode they are grouped together in the playback mode and if you tilt your camera left or right the burst of photos will play like a movie clip.
  • This is a small-sensor, high-resolution camera that will struggle to focus and will produce noise in low light.
  • SONY does not have any way to specify ISO Limit, in iA+ Mode many times camera ended up using ISO 3200 in reasonable light this with Sony's sharpening resulted in unusable pictures.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)
  • I like to have a small camera in reserve, especially for travel. The longer focal length is nice to have.
  • It is amazing.The stability and focal lengths are amazing. The clarity from long range shots while hand held astounding.
  • You can also manually control and set the shutter speed, aperture and priority which allows you frame the shot exactly as you'd want it.
  • The drop in ISO / raise in mega pixels has resulted in mostly noisier photos which is a step backwards.
  • Exposures are accurate in most cases. Images taken at high ISO are noisy though.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
2.95 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
922000 dots
Viewfinder
No
No
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
  • The bright and clear display provides the operator with a wealth of information with good presentation / navigation.
  • The movie quality is very good. I took a few short clips at the highest resolution and they displayed well.
  • The color is optimal, the screen is nice and large, and the lens opening is nice and wide.
  • The HX50V can not display battery life left in minutes. With the previous HX20/30V model you were able to view how much battery life you had left in minutes displayed on the screen.
  • The display is very hard to see in bright light conditions. All of my photos are taken inside but even bright light from a skylight can be too much.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)
  • Photos taken in daylight or bright indoor lighting display vibrant color and are very sharp.
  • The screen is excellent - it's 3 inches and very sharp resolution but not touch screen which means you have a couple of dials and controls on the camera itself.
  • The screen on this cam isn't the largest out there, but the quality is good and it's still a step up in size for me. The camera has many more modes than my old one.
  • The display isn't groundbreaking, I've seen much better quality displays.
  • It is borderline too bulky for an average pocket and despite the bulk has no touch screen.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
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
Smart Auto, Hybrid Auto, Shutter Priority, Program AE Mode, Creative Shot, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure, Live View Control, Sports, SCN, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, High-speed Burst HQ, Creative Filters, Movie Mode
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Flash, One Push, One Push Set, White Balance Shift
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom, Multi-area White Balance
Shutter Speeds
4" - 1/1600
15" - 1/3200
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
  • Intelligent sweep panorama. In-camera panorama creation that works well in wide open spaces / landscapes.
  • Panorama great, low light great, options on camera are so vast it will take years to figure it all out.
  • Great purchase, has great features and has sweep panorama, that i love. Has great HD movie and many intelligent automatic features to adjust your photo.
  • This camera is a great. Super fast shutter speed, unbelievable for low light photos.
  • My chief complaint is with the panorama function. This worked beautifully in the HX7V. In the HX50V, the panorama suffers VERY badly from a reverse fisheye distortion.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)
  • There are 11 different modes to choose from, and some are obvious such as sports for fast moving images and all modes allow you to enhance your shots.
  • The camera itself has a huge range of modes via a menu system. It has the usual array of programmed. As well as "Live view control" that allows you to take impressive photos of wildlife.
  • Short startup time just about 1 sec and no any noticeable shutter Lag.
  • No built-in panorama mode. I don't want to spend additional time stitching photos in post. Here's Canon's biggest fail.
  • When im program mode you cannot make any changes to the flash settings without sliding the switch to open the flash.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal, USB (USB 2.0)
Micro HDMI, USB 2.0 Micro-B, A/V (PAL/NTSC)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
  • PC connection fine. GPS locates quickly, haven't tested its accuracy.
  • The camera has wireless capability which allows you to transfer pictures to your PC without removing the SD card.
  • Connect the camera to your smart phone to use the phone as a remote to control the camera or transfer pictures to your smart phone, and you can view pics on a TV via wifi.
  • The Wi-Fi connection is less than intuitive and requires a web search for procedure along with some fumbling to get it to work.
  • Wifi works when it wants to, again it dropped connection to my cell phone during a transfer, not good.
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom)
  • Love the zoom, and have managed to use the NFC to connect to my IPhone too. Very happy.
  • I managed to connect the camera to the router at home, and at work, I managed, eventually, to connect to my Google Drive and my iPhone - Great!
  • This camera is advertised as able to connect to smartphones and tablets, and I happily paid a premium for that feature.
  • It states that it has wifi connectivity but have not been able to get it to work on Windows 7 Home version sp3.
  • Only complaint is that the iPhone connection us a real pain to set up each time - better to remove the chip and plug direct into your PC/MAC - it's loads quick and easy.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
Yes
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
349.99 $


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