Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

76

Nikon Coolpix P520

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 SX70 HS

Super zoom

$478 - $549

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
External flash No external flash support
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$180

Size Smaller
Screen size Larger screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$344

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$458 - $597

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$299

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
PowerShot SX50 HS
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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 ...