• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Nikon P510

  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots RAW
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon P510 over Canon SX50

  • Fast startup
    1.50 vs 2.00 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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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.

  • 24-1,000mm equivalent zoom range; Built-in GPS; Articulated LCD; Very good print quality; Many movie options.

  • Focus sometimes difficult to achieve; Short shoulder strap; Battery charged in the camera; Low battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax X-5

Canon SX50
Pentax X-5
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Nikon P510
Pentax X-5
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $229
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots RAW
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P510
Nikon P600
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • More dots on screen
Nikon P510
Nikon P530
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Newer

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX520 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Nikon P510
Canon SX520 HS
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newer

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P510
Canon SX60
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
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