• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 1440mm (35mm eq.)

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Advantages

Canon SX50 over Nikon P600

  • 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
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo

Nikon P600 over Canon SX50

  • Lens zoom ratio
    60.0x vs 50.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
    10 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 Pentax X-5

Canon SX50
Pentax X-5
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • 60p
  • More pixels
Nikon P600
Pentax X-5
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $187
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Nikon P520

Canon SX50
Nikon P520
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Bigger pixels
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Nikon P600
Nikon P520
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer battery life
  • $412
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS

Compared to Sony H400

Canon SX50
Sony H400
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Nikon P600
Sony H400
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $278
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX520 HS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Nikon P600
Canon SX520 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $216
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • 24p
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P600
Canon SX60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • Faster shutter
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • External Mic
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