Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398 - $448

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$480 - $572

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$967 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash
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Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

Screen size Much smaller screen
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Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$700

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

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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 ...