Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

64

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
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 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$364 - $449

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Better macro capability
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$360 - $448

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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 :-)