Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

63

Sony NEX-5N

47

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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits

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

$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

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$435 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
PowerShot SX50 HS
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