Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Coolpix P610 vs PowerShot SX50 HS - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Coolpix P610 vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs

Coolpix P610

  • 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 24-1440mm (60x), f3.3-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 125 x 85 x 106.5mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 4.2")
  • 565g (18.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P610

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 P610 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 P610 vs PowerShot SX50 HS: Viewfinder

Coolpix P610 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 P610 (0.50x)

PowerShot SX50 HS (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Coolpix P610Simulated viewfinder of the PowerShot SX50 HS

Better choice: Draw

Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Coolpix P610 a better choice

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX50 HS

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)72
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)0.920.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
Longer battery life (3, photos)360315
WiFi (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P610 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The Coolpix P610 scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX50 HS

Auto Focus points (4)19
Better sensibility (4)100 - 6400 ISO80 - 6400 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity.

Yields 8 points for the PowerShot SX50 HS.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Coolpix P610

PowerShot SX50 HS

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight565g598g
Similar size1132cm³1133cm³
Nikon Coolpix P610 VS Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Dimensions

Look at front view of the Coolpix P610 and PowerShot SX50 HS

Coolpix P610 und PowerShot SX50 HS, front viewCoolpix P610 und PowerShot SX50 HS, front view

Top view of cameras

Coolpix P610 und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from aboveCoolpix P610 und PowerShot SX50 HS, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Coolpix P610

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

22
8

We recommend Nikon Coolpix P610 as better choice.

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