Updated (March, 2014): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon 1 V3

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Nikon 1 V2

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
13 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V2

Size
Really small
Mid size 109x82x46 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
True resolution
High true resolution
14.2 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $379.00 vs $998.10
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The best price we've seen is $619 cheaper (2.6x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon 1 V2

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High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
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5x higher fps
Size Significantly smaller 109x82x46 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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2.8x smaller
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Focus points Significantly more focus points 73 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 14.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 4.2"
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2.3x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 278 g vs 595 g
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2.1x lighter
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 50.0 vs 47.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Sensor size Larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 403 ISO vs 179 ISO
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The 1 V2 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the PowerShot SX50 HS
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:240 fps
              1 V2:1,200 fps
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:20.3 bits
              1 V2:20.2 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:11.2 EV
              1 V2:10.8 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:179 ISO
              1 V2:403 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:47.0
              1 V2:50.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Zoom Has way more less zoom

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $320 - $377

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon 1 V2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $439 body only

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Color depth Better color depth
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $664 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,167 - $1,198 body only

              $1,306 - $1,321 with 10-30mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $409 with 10-30mm lens

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

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