Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

62

Nikon D5100

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great zoom
Zoom
50x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 D5100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$420 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$453

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Much better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Much better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$415 - $597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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