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

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Overall image quality
Great image quality
47.0
Zoom
Great zoom
50x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 13 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 11x faster continuous shooting
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
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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
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 1 cm
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Almost the same
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 315 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 111x76x83 mm vs 123x87x106 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $174.77 vs $385.00
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The best price we've seen is $210 cheaper (2.2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:0 cm
              L810:1 cm
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:4.2"
              L810:3.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:595 g
              L810:430 g
              Size Large Help
              PowerShot SX50 HS:123x87x106 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 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
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $329 body only

              $369 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $250 - $260

              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $399

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              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

              $468

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $380 - $598

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $322 - $347

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Zoom Less zoom

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $202 - $279

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

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $131

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $172

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $152 - $300

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

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