Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

99

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Nikon Coolpix L810

53

Nikon Coolpix L810

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Great image quality
Overall image quality
47.0
High ISO
Light sensitivity
6,400 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
3.3"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
50x vs 25.4x
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Around 4x more zoom
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
315 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.2 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$269.00 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $41 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 4s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 461k dots
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Around 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the L810's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2.4 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.4x closer to the lens
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 595 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 4.2"
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More than 20% thinner
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              L810:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              L810:430 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:2.2 fps
              L810:1.2 fps
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $189 - $227

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $209 - $239

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $269

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $299 - $397

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $468 - $550

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $418

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $448

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149 - $270

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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