Sony HX400V features excellent core specification, Canon SX50 HS is approx 1 year old and waiting for its successor (Canon SX60 HS), take a look at the specification comparison review..
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V vs. Canon PowerShot SX50HS Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.
Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V aperture Range is better than Canon PowerShot SX50HS, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor, create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.
Macro: Canon PowerShot SX50HS has more close-up macro range than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.
ISO: The ISO range of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V (12800) is more than Canon PowerShot SX50HS (6400), high sensitivity sensors have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.
Better Shutter Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features better shutter range compared to Canon PowerShot SX50HS.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features fast shooting speed compared to Canon PowerShot SX50HS.
Sony HX400V Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features full HD video recording @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate.
Supported formats MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD videos.
Canon PowerShot SX50HS Video Mode: Canon PowerShot SX50HS features full HD video recording @ 24fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 30 fps.
Supported formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV.
Display: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features bigger and high resolution display compared to Canon PowerShot SX50HS. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V features large tilting Screen display on the other hand Canon PowerShot SX50HS has swivel display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.
Wireless connectivity: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V has Wi-Fi+NFC+GPS that and other Canon PowerShot SX50HS have no wireless connectivity available.
GPS: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V has built in GPS on the other hand Canon PowerShot SX50HS has doesn’t GPS.
Battery Life (CIPA): Canon PowerShot SX50HS battery rating is 315 shots and other hand Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V battery rating is 300 shots. According to CIPA.
Dimensions: Canon PowerShot SX50HS is smaller than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.
Weight: Canon PowerShot SX50HS lightweight than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V.
High ISO Test Between Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V vs. Canon PowerShot SX50HS
Verdict: The overall core specification of Sony HX400V is better compared to Canon SX50 HS, the Sony HX400 features more resolution, better lens, more ISO range, fast continuous shooting speed better display and better connectivity option…
But the image quality of Sony HX400V is bit wired... at ISO 3200 the subject face is completely changed …..may be due to in camera strong noise reduction algorithm…
Finally we recommend you to go with Canon SX50 HS or wait for Canon SX60HS (expected to arrive at September 2014).