• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • Nikon D5200
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Predecessor: Canon SX40 HS
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Nikon D5100
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Successor: Canon SX60
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Nikon D5300
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General
Model Number: SX50 D5200
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: EVF SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $449.99 $899.95
Street Price: $459.00 $519.95
Date Available: 2012-10-15 2013-01-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.3 oz (603 g)
includes batteries
29.2 oz (827 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.4 x 4.2 in.
(123 x 87 x 106 mm)
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(129 x 98 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Toshiba
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 24.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 47 84
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.3 24.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2 13.9
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 179 1,284
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 13.0 4.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30/​120)
320x240 (30/​240)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x424 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Nikon F
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens; Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 1,200mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 215mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 50.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.4 (W) / f/6.5 (T) - f/8.0 f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 50 cm
0.0 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 52.0mm
Thread Type: 67mm (with optional adatper) n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; OVF: 39-point (9 cross type) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking by Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 DX; Live View: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 202K-dot LCD with diopter adjustment of -4 to +1 SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.78x mag., 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.7 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution:   n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.52x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.78x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.8 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 80 100
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 80 - 6400 Auto, 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; expandable to 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) 2016-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted, Spot (2.5% of frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Custom (2), Sports, SCN (Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld NightScene, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap), Movie Digest 16 Scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food); Effects (Selective Color, Miniature, High and Low Key, Silhouette, Color Sketch and Night Vision); In-camera HDR, Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction and Correction available Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 18 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.5m (W), (1.4m - 3.0m (T)) Lens dependent; Approx. 39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe (E-TTL) ISO hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit Raw (.CR2); RAW+JPEG RAW (14-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) Optional: wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Combined USB/AV, Mini (Type-C) HDMI, Remote Terminal Type C mini-HDMI with CEC, Accessory Terminal (MC-DC2 remote cord or GP-1 GPS unit), 3.5mm stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.85 0.47
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.51 0.52
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited 9
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.54
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 13.0 4.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.48 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.41 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.40 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.352 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.341 seconds 0.298 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.067 seconds 0.088 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   OVF: Full AF shutter lag, Wide-area mode = 0.386s Live View: Full AF shutter lag = 1.4s Prefocused = 0.352
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.5 seconds 4.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 315 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   500 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L Proprietary EL14 (7.4v, 1030mAh)
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EL14 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3; Mac OS X v10.5+ Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent Image Stabilization, DIGIC 5 processor, improved AF speed, 1080p24 Full HD movies, 13 fps High-Speed Burst HQ mode, Zoom Framing Assist, 58 scene Smart Auto, 12-bit RAW+JPEG capture. Available in Black, Red or Bronze.