General

Canon PowerShot S50 Nikon Coolpix P520
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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Unknown $439.00
Announced
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February, 2003 January, 2013

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Size
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1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Megapixels
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5 MP 18.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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400 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None 12,800 ISO

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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5 MP 9.7 MP
Native resolution
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2592 x 1944 4912 x 3680
Pixel size
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7.6 µm² 1.6 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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1.8" 3.2"
Resolution
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118k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No Yes

Lens

Zoom
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3x 41.7x
Wide angle
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35 mm 24 mm
Telephoto
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105 mm 1,000 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8 f/3.0
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/4.9 f/5.9
Macro focus
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10 cm 1 cm

Form factor

Size
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112x58x42 mm 125x84x102 mm
Depth
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1.7" 4"
Weight
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323 g 550 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Tunnel Digital
Viewfinder size
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Unknown Unknown

Movies

Format
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320 x 240 @ 15fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None 120 fps
External mic jack
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Unknown No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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320 x 240 @ 15fps 1080p @ 60fps
480p @ 25fps
1080p @ 25fps
480p @ 120fps
1080p @ 30fps
720p @ 30fps
960 x 540 @ 30fps
1080p @ 50fps
480p @ 30fps
720p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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Unknown Yes
HDR
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Unknown Yes
3D
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Unknown Yes
Image stabilization
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None Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Unknown
GPS
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No Yes

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown 500 ms
Battery life
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Unknown 200 shots
Continuous shooting
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1.5 fps 7 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown 9
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/1500s 1/4000s
Min
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15s 8s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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No Yes
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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CompactFlash (Type I)
CompactFlash (Type II)
SD
SDHC
SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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Unknown Unknown
Color depth
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Unknown Unknown
Dynamic range
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Unknown Unknown
Low light performance
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Unknown Unknown