Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX50 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs

Coolpix P900

  • Introduced in March 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-2000mm (83x), f2.8-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 137.4 x 103.2 x 139.5mm³ (5.4″ x 4.1″ x 5.5″)
  • 900g (29.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX50 HS

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 80 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-1200mm (50x), f3.4-6.5
  • No WiFi
  • 123 x 87 x 105.9mm³ (4.8″ x 3.4″ x 4.2″)
  • 598g (19.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX50 HS

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX50 HS: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Coolpix P900 vs PowerShot SX50 HS: Viewfinder

Coolpix P900 has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 0.92 megapixel with magnification of 0.50x.

The PowerShot SX50 HS has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.20 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

Coolpix P900 (0.50x)

PowerShot SX50 HS (0.50x)

Better choice: Draw

Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P900 a better choice

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX50 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

16.00 12.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

7 2
Auto Focus points (4)

99 9
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

0.92 0.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.92 0.46
Longer battery life (3, photos)

360 315
WiFi (2)

GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P900 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX50 HS: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P900 scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX50 HS

Better sensibility (4)

100 – 6400 ISO 80 – 6400 ISO
Weighs less (2)

900g
(29.0 oz.)
598g
(19.3 oz.)
More portable (2)

1978cm³
(125 cu.in.)
1133cm³
(71 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the Coolpix P900 and the more compact size.

Yields 8 points for the PowerShot SX50 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P900

PowerShot SX50 HS

Sensor format

Compact Compact
Built-in flash

Image stabilizer

Articulated screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Nikon Coolpix P900 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P900 and PowerShot SX50 HS

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P900

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

26
8

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P900 as better choice.

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