Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Nikon Coolpix P520

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
20.3 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$398 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$195 - $219

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$199

Size Slightly smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

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Avatar for Maarten Lucas Maarten Lucas (10:00 PM, September 14, 2013)
because it depends on the objective you use, not on the DSLR-camera (the body)
 
Avatar for Khuram Shahzad Khuram Shahzad (10:03 AM, May 05, 2013)
Why the Optical zoom is not mentioned in the Feauture and comparing of DLRs camera's? why? if mentioned then where???
 
Avatar for Adam Green Adam Green (5:14 AM, April 07, 2013)
I just compared these two (Canon SX50 vs Nikon P520) and the Canon was a slam dunk on image quality.
I still want manual zoom and focus rings with scroll wheel dials for white balance and iso, but the Canon SX50 is very good for such an affordable "travel zoom" camera. Now, on to play with the new Sony HX300 ...