Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX50 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs

C-Lux

  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

PowerShot SX50 HS

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • No WiFi
  • 123 x 87 x 105.9mm³ (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.2")
  • 598g (19.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX50 HS

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX50 HS: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot SX50 HS uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the PowerShot SX50 HS's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

C-Lux vs PowerShot SX50 HS: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

The PowerShot SX50 HS has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

C-Lux (0.53x)

PowerShot SX50 HS (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX50 HS

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

PowerShot SX50 HS

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)370315
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
598g
(19.3 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
1133cm³
(71 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the C-Lux is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot SX50 HS and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The C-Lux scores 41 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

C-Lux

PowerShot SX50 HS

Articulated monitor (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS are the articulated display.

Yields 2 points for the PowerShot SX50 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

PowerShot SX50 HS

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and PowerShot SX50 HS

C-Lux und PowerShot SX50 HS, front viewC-Lux und PowerShot SX50 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from aboveC-Lux und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

41
2

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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