I'm usually shooting with a DSLR (Eos 550D). However, I like shooting at high focal lengths, I have the EFs 55-250mm and a Mirror Lens (500mm) which quality is pretty poor. I thought to buy the 100-400mm, but found the Canon SX 50 with a focal length of 24-1200 mm (35mm value).
My question is, does it make sense to buy such a camera as a second one for shooting distanced objects like landscapes or animals? I usually shoot at good light conditions, since when you take shoots at tele you need a fast shutter-speed. I took a look at sample images and they were pretty good for the fact of that huge focal length. Also, this camera provides the ability to create RAW-Files which is a must-have for my purposes. I know about the "problems" of small sensors like the large depth-of-field, but since I want to use it for the main purpose of a large focal length, I think this could be an advantage.
Any help or experience would be appreciate.