Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

69

vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Size
Really small
Standard size 104x69x80 mm
Weight
Light-weight
341 g
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX500 IS

Report a correction
Size Smaller 104x69x80 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
Help
More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 341 g vs 555 g
Help
Around 40% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 4"
Help
More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Cheaper $249.99 vs $399.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (around 40% less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
Help
Around 90% longer exposures
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Learn more about
the Canon SX500 IS

Advantages of the Nikon P510

Report a correction
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps
Help
Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 461k dots
Help
Around 2x higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.4
Help
At its widest zoom, the P510's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
Help
More than 90% more zoom
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 0.8 fps
Help
Around 9x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Nikon Coolpix P510 Learn more about
the Nikon P510
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 57
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        69 Nikon Coolpix P510 Nikon Coolpix P510
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SX500 IS:3.2"
              P510:4"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              SX500 IS:195 shots
              P510:200 shots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $433

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299 - $368

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $339

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $347

              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Nikon Coolpix P510
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Nikon Coolpix P510
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Nikon Coolpix P510

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
              PowerShot SX500 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Nikon Coolpix P510
              Coolpix P510
              Nikon

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments