Nikon Coolpix-P510 Vs Canon SX50HS

Nikon Coolpix P510 Vs Canon Sx50HS
If you compare Nikon Coolpix P510 with Canon Sx50HS, you will find that Canon Sx50HS is better than Nikon P510 in some respects. Nikon P510 was released in Feb 2012 and canon SX50HS was released in August 2012. Hence Nikon will have to do some catching up with Canon in respects of Zoom capacity Canon Sx50HS has 50X optical and 200x Digital Vs Nikon P510 that has 42X optical and 84X digital zoom. Both the cameras are capable of doing outdoor Photography, and are good for birding, wildlife, sports photography and macro photography. Hence comparing them does make sense. Below is a comparison that shows Canon SX50HS is better than Nikon P510.

Advantages of Canon SX50HS 50X Over Nikon P510
Optical Zoom
Canon SX50HS 50X Nikon P510 42X
Raw Format
Canon SX50HS Yes Nikon P510 No
Hot Shoe
Canon SX50HS Yes Nikon P510 No
Continuous Shooting
Canon SX50HS 13 fps Nikon 7 fps
The size of the image sensor is the most important while comparing 2 digital cameras. Both Canon SX50HS and Nikon P510 have the same size of Image sensor. While comparing the resolution don’t just compare the Mega Pixel, you need to compare the Image Sensor Size.

Advantages of Nikon P510 over Canon SX50HS
Nikon P510 Yes Canon SX50HS No
LCD Monitor
Nikon P510( 3-in.), approx. 921k-dot Canon SX50HS 2.8-inch type (Approx. 461,000 dots)
Nikon P510 INR 23,950 Canon SX50HS INR 29,995.00 
Both Nikon Coolpix P510 and Canon SX50HS are capable of the following Photography
Note while deciding to buy a camera you need to make sure if you need the following in your camera.
  • Good Zoom for Wildlife / Bird Photography/ Adventure sports (Parasailing)/ Shooting the Sun at a high zoom
  • Good Macro for Shooting Flower closeups, Insects, Documents
  • Good Image sensor
  • Frames per second

See Also
Best Camera for Out Door Photography

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