Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

59

Nikon D3100

39

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 D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$405 - $480

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$453

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$247 - $280

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$300 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$408 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

discussion

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Avatar for dennis dennis (9:05 PM, October 25, 2015)
Nunca, tenho as duas cara, o que justifica a canon ser melhor é o preço e a qualidade de video.
 
Avatar for ragdolljoseph ragdolljoseph (7:06 PM, May 15, 2014)
I have a SX50 right now.. about to sell it for 340.. then get a D3100 (or D3200 if Im lucky)
 
nathalle (9:46 AM, September 21, 2013)
Why is canon the winner if nikon seems to have better image quality? I understand nothing about, jus need help to buy one :-)