• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $398 Average Retail $450 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1008mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $399 Average Retail $400 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Canon SX520 HS

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX520 HS over Canon SX50

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    0 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.6 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Review Excerpt

  • 50x optical zoom with whopping 24-1200mm-equivalent reach; Excellent image quality for its class; 2.8-inch vari-angle LCD; Ergonomic design and controls; Improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist; Shoots RAW; Full 1080p HD video.

  • Poor low-light AF performance; Image quality deteriorates at ISO 800 and above; Sluggish cycle times; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL300

Canon SX50
Fujifilm SL300
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Canon SX520 HS
Fujifilm SL300
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $527
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX50
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
Canon SX520 HS
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P520

Canon SX50
Nikon P520
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P520
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer shutter
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • 24p
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $398
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Canon SX520 HS
Nikon P530
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • High-res screen
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