Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 vs. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS vs. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs. Fujifilm FinePix HS50 EXR vs. Nikon Coolpix P510 vs. Nikon Coolpix P520 vs. Nikon D5200

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Feb 20, 2013
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 17, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Feb 1, 2012
Jan 29, 2013
Nov 6, 2012
 
$499
 
$429
US: $549.95
 
 
With 18-55mm VR lens: Eu: €920 UK: £820
 
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Compact SLR
 
 
Composite
 
 
 
 
 
 
4000 x 3000
4000 x 3000
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
 
6000 x 4000
 
4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2664, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 1584, 2112 x 2112, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480
4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 1840, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 1536, 1920 x 1080
4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 1920 x 1080, 1600 X 1200, 640 x 480
 
4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
 
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
 
3:2
20 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
18 megapixels
24 megapixels
 
 
 
 
17 megapixels
 
25 megapixels
 
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
1/2" (6.4 x 4.8 mm)
1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
 
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
EXRCMOS
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
 
 
Digic 5
EXR Processor II
Expeed C2
 
Expeed 3
 
 
sRGB
 
 
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
Auto,80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200
Auto, 100 - 6400 (25600 with boost)
 
 
 
 
12800
6400
25600
 
6
7
 
5
 
12
 
Yes
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (5)
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
No
Unknown
No
RAW
RAW
No
Unknown
RAW
 
 
Fine, Normal
 
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
 
 
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
  • RAW (RAF format)
  • RAW+JPEG
 
 
 
 
24–1200 mm
24–840 mm
24–1200 mm
24–1000 mm
24–1000 mm
24–1000 mm
 
50×
35×
50×
41.7×
41.7×
41.7×
 
F2.8–6.3
F2.7–5.8
F3.4–6.5
F2.8–5.6
F3–5.9
 
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
Yes
 
Yes (4x)
Yes (4x)
Yes (20x)
Yes (2x)
 
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
 
 
30 cm (11.81)
 
 
 
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0)
0 cm (0.15)
2 cm (0.79)
 
 
 
9
9
 
 
 
39
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nikon F
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.5×
 
Unknown
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Tilting
Unknown
Fully articulated
3
2.7
2.8
3
3
3.2
3
921,000
230,000
461,000
920,000
921,000
 
921,000
 
No
No
 
No
 
No
 
PureColor II VA TFT LCD
 
 
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
Optical (pentamirror)
 
 
100%
 
 
 
95%
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.78× (0.52× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
202,000
920,000
 
 
 
 
 
15 sec
15 sec
 
 
 
30 sec
 
1/3200 sec
1/2000 sec
 
 
 
1/4000 sec
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
  • Smart Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual
  • Custom
  • Scene
  • Creative Filters
  • Movie Digest
  • Movie
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
 
 
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
 
  • Portrait
  • Smooth Skin
  • Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf- Timer)
  • High-speed Burst HQ
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • Underwater
  • Snow
  • Fireworks
  • Stitch Assist
 
 
 
  • Auto
  • Portrait
  • Child
  • Close up
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Color Sketch
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
 
Yes (Pop-up)
 
7.00 m
5.50 m
 
 
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
Yes (via Hot-shoe)
No
 
Yes (Hot-shoe)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/200 sec
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Continuous with AF
  • Self-Timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
  • Single frame
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
  • 2s Delayed remote
  • Quick-response remote
  • Quiet shutter release
 
10.3 fps
2.2 fps
11.0 fps
 
 
5.0 fps
 
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Yes
Yes
 
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
 
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
 
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
 
(at 1/3 EV steps)
 
 
 
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
No
 
 
No
 
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 240 fps)
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
1920 x 1080 (15, 30fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps)
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
 
MPEG-4, H.264
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
MPEG-4, H.264
 
 
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080, 60i (59.94 fields/s)/ 50i (50 fields/s), high/normal 1920 x 1080, 30 p (progressive)/25p/24p, high/normal
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
 
 
 
 
15 MB
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
 
Yes
Yes (Mini)
Yes (mini)
Yes (Mini Connector)
 
Yes (Mini Type C)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes
 
 
 
 
 
 
No
 
Eye-Fi Connected
 
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
Optional
 
 
 
 
 
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
 
No
Yes (RS60E3)
Yes
No
 
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or WR-R10)
 
 
No
No
 
No
 
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
 
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion NB-10L rechargeable battery & charger
 
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion battery
Lithium-Ion EN-EL14 rechargeable battery & charger
 
380
315
500
200
200
 
 
600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz)
595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz)
 
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
550 g (1.21 lb / 19.40 oz)
555 g (1.22 lb / 19.58 oz)
 
123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25)
123 x 87 x 106 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17)
 
120 x 83 x 102 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 4.02)
125 x 84 x 102 mm (4.92 x 3.31 x 4.02)
129 x 98 x 78 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 3.07)
 
 
Yes
Yes
 
No
 
Yes
 
No
No
 
Yes
 
Yes
None
None
None
None
Built-in
Built-in
Optional
 
 
 
 
 
 
GP-1