Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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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 SX10 IS

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX10 IS

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 340 shots vs 200 shots
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70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the SX10 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Macro focus Better macro capability 0 cm vs 2 cm
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Almost the same
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness Thinner 3.4" vs 4"
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More than 10% thinner
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom 41.7x vs 20x
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Around 4.5x more zoom
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 0.7 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Slightly lighter 555 g vs 600 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Weight Heavy Help
        SX10 IS:600 g
        P510:555 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        SX10 IS:3.4"
        P510:4"
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        SX10 IS:604 ms
        P510:380 ms
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        SX10 IS:128x88x87 mm
        P510:120x83x102 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Size Is slightly smaller
        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $290 - $370 body only

        $399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Autofocus Lacks autofocus
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

        Super zoom

        $580

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $400 - $479

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker
        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Larger screen
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $299 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $364

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

        Nikon Coolpix P600

        Super zoom

        $420 - $427

        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

        $347

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Macro focus Better macro capability
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Size Smaller
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $335

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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