Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

41

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size (108×71×44 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
251 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$229

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Travel zoom

$280

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$309

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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