Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

55

Nikon D5100

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

$369 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$240 - $298

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $279

Screen size Larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 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

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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