• 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 P530

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Nikon P530 over Canon SX50

  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Newer
    9 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P520

Canon SX50
Nikon P520
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon P530
Nikon P520
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • 24p
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Canon SX50
Samsung WB1100F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Nikon P530
Samsung WB1100F
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $209
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi

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 P530
Nikon P600
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX520 HS
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Nikon P530
Canon SX520 HS
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • 60p
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $533
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P530
Canon SX60
  • $297
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 24p
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $533
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
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