Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

62

Sony NEX-5N

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 8 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$420 - $479

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$453

3D Takes 3D photos
Macro focus Much better macro capability
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$255 - $279

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

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$733 body only

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$365 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
PowerShot SX50 HS
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