Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

56

Nikon Coolpix P520

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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

$363 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274 - $298

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360 - $448

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$226

Battery life Longer battery life
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$335

Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$420

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
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 ...