Nikon P520
Superzoom Camera
vs Canon SX50 HS
Superzoom Camera

The Guys say...

The Canon SX50 HS has several significant advantages over the Nikon P520, including a longer zoom range, higher maximum ISO, in-camera HDR processing, continuous shooting that is twice as fast, a longer battery life, higher speed movie shooting, external flash support, longer maximum exposure time, and a lower price. Its 12-megapixel sensor does not offer significantly lower resolution than the 18MP sensor of the P520, because at these small sensor sizes megapixels don't matter very much. In fact, the larger physical pixels of the SX50 HS will lead to better low-light performance and lower noise.

What’s good about the Nikon COOLPIX P520

Best price $288
  • Cheaper street price $288 vs $399
  • Higher sensor resolution 18.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
  • Higher resolution rear screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
  • Bigger rear viewscreen 3.2″ vs 2.8″
  • Better video capture 1080p 30fps vs 1080p 24fps
  • Has GPS location tagging SX50 HS does not have GPS
  • Has HDR on-board SX50 HS does not have HDR
  • Has Wi-Fi photo upload capabilities SX50 HS does not have Wi-Fi
  • Has 3D capture capabilities SX50 HS does not have 3D

What’s good about the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Best price
$399
  • 68% more battery life 335 shots vs 200 shots
  • Has longer exposure available 15 seconds vs 8 seconds
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a flash hot shoe connector P520 does not
  • Has RAW image capture P520 does not have RAW capture

What the Nikon P520 and Canon SX50 HS have in common

  • Weigh about the same 19.4 oz vs 21 oz
  • Similar Body sizes 68 in³ vs 69 in³
  • Similar image sensor size 28 in²
  • HDMI port
  • panorama mode
  • flip out viewscreen

What’s missing from both the Nikon P520 and the Canon SX50 HS

  • No waterproof housing
  • No external microphone jack

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