Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

38

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

29

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
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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

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

$230

Battery life Longer battery life
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499

Zoom Much more zoom
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$220 - $229

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$195

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$195 - $229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$280

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly heavier

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