• 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 24p video
    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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    13.0 fps vs 6.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Nikon P600 over Canon SX50

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • More lens zoom
    60.0x vs 50.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.24 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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
    14 months vs 3 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

User reviews

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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 P500

Canon SX50
Nikon P500
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • RAW file ability
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video
Nikon P600
Nikon P500
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Olympus SP-820UZ

Canon SX50
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More pixels
Nikon P600
Olympus SP-820UZ
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bulb shutter

Compared to Canon SX60

Canon SX50
Canon SX60
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $495
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • NFC
Nikon P600
Canon SX60
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $495
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon SX530 HS

Canon SX50
Canon SX530 HS
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi
Nikon P600
Canon SX530 HS
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $346
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon P610

Canon SX50
Nikon P610
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
Nikon P600
Nikon P610
  • $339
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $486
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • GPS
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