Nikon Coolpix P600 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P600.

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot SX50 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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Advantages of the Nikon P600

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
60x vs 50x
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More than 40% more zoom
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 2.2 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.4
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 315 shots
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Slightly lighter
565 g vs 595 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$259.95 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $39 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS50x
              P60060x
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              4.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS595 g
              P600565 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS123×87×106 mm
              P600125×85×107 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS240 fps
              P600120 fps
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS$299.00
              P600$259.95
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $480

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $393 - $448

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $389 - $427

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $318 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $220 - $327

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P600.

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              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Nikon Coolpix P600
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Nikon Coolpix P600

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              arpan dubey (1:49 PM, September 21, 2014)
              Canon has sharper pictures. You need to adjust a higher ISO and faster shutter to get sharp pictures. Canon has a very fast autofocus, so you are likely to get better shots with it. Check out the zoom test at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwa1ROV1ZYs
              Camera is set to auto mode and it has no problem focusing at all.


              Canon Powershot is all rounder. Great picture quality, good enough zoom for most practicle purpose, excellent video quality. Plus, it has a raw mode support, so you can get true 12 MP file with full color information. I like the camera very much. Canon has equally excellent macro and manual support. Camera build quality is also good. I am happy with it. I recently did a zoom test on one of trips with this camera. Its posted on you tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwa1ROV1ZYs
               
              Avatar for Divya Bhatia Divya Bhatia (8:21 AM, September 04, 2014)
              Since wifi sd cards (eye-fi)are available i’m not too concerned about wifi feature , 60x optical is surely better than 50x optical zoom but after all how many photos will one take of the moon,most pictures will be taken indoors or family ,landscape in wide angle or portrait.I want to know which has faster autofocus ,the canon sx50 or the nikon p600 and which has better pictures in low lighting,which of these two camera has sharper pictures?