Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DC FZ82 vs PowerShot SX50 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DC FZ82 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs

DC FZ82

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 20-1200mm (60x), f2.8-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.2 x 94.3 x 119.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 4.7")
  • 616g (19.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC FZ82

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

DC FZ82 vs PowerShot SX50 HS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

DC FZ82 vs PowerShot SX50 HS: Viewfinder

DC FZ82 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 1.16 megapixel with magnification of 0.46x.

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.

DC FZ82 (0.46x)

PowerShot SX50 HS (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DC FZ82Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX50 HS

Better choice: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DC FZ82 a better choice

DC FZ82

PowerShot SX50 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)18.1012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Auto Focus points (4)499
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)1.160.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)330315
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC FZ82 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX50 HS: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DC FZ82 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

DC FZ82

PowerShot SX50 HS

Articulated monitor (2)
More portable (2)1464cm³
(92 cu.in.)
1133cm³
(71 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS are the articulated display and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the PowerShot SX50 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DC FZ82

PowerShot SX50 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Similar weight616g598g
Panasonic DC FZ82 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the DC FZ82 and PowerShot SX50 HS

DC FZ82 und PowerShot SX50 HS, front viewDC FZ82 und PowerShot SX50 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

DC FZ82 und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from aboveDC FZ82 und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DC FZ82

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

32
4

We recommend Panasonic DC FZ82 as better choice.

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