Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Nikon Coolpix P520

56

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

$349 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$339 - $447

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$448

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

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$419

Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,379 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$300

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
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 ...