As well as being compared against other digicams, the Nikon Coolpix P50 is also often compared to compacts and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix P50's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A1200) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P5100 and the Coolpix P7000)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P50 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 12 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100
similar age

Significant advantages of the P5100 (vs the P50)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2.4"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P5100 (vs the P50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the P5100 and P50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 210 g

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the P50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the P50)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and P50

  • Light weight: 227 g vs 210 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P50 compared to compact competitors include: it is significantly less expensive ($103.66 vs $544.81).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), is much larger (mid size (95×66×44 mm) vs compact (103×55×23 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A1200 (vs the P50)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×64×30 mm) vs Mid size (95×66×44 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.4"
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 1.7"

Significant disadvantages of the A1200 (vs the P50)

  • None found

common strengths of the A1200 and P50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 210 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
2 years newer
$545

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the P50)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×55×23 mm) vs Mid size (95×66×44 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX75 (vs the P50)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FX75 and P50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.2 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 165 g vs 210 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Nikon P50 has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift), lacks and external mic jack and is older (august 2007 vs september 2010).

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the P50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the P50)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and P50

  • None found