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 resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

$179

Battery life Longer battery life
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$169 - $197

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$340 - $369

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179 - $180

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$119 - $165

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

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$195 - $199

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

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