Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

48

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Great zoom
Zoom
41.7x
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
 

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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$279 - $770

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$180

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Travel zoom

$298

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$190 - $209

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$170

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen size Smaller screen

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