Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

63

Nikon D3100

43

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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

$350 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$195 - $257

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
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Showing 3 comments

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 :-)