• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 50.0x zoom 24mm - 1200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $402 Average Retail $450 MSRP
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • 42.0x zoom 24mm - 1000mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $379 Average Retail $450 MSRP

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Nikon P520

  • Lens zoom ratio
    50.0x vs 42.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Longer shutter
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon P520 over Canon SX50

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    18.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • High-res screen
    921k vs 461k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Nikon P520
Fujifilm SL300
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $306
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX50
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Bulb shutter
Nikon P520
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Nikon P600

Canon SX50
Nikon P600
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Hot shoe
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P520
Nikon P600
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Nikon P530

Canon SX50
Nikon P530
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • High-res screen
Nikon P520
Nikon P530
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher boost ISO

Compared to Sony H400

Canon SX50
Sony H400
  • $402
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Manual focus
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Nikon P520
Sony H400
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $288
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter
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