Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Nikon Coolpix P530

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm SL1000

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 120 fps
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4x higher fps
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The SL1000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3
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Almost the same
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
125×84×102 mm vs 123×89×123 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
4" vs 4.8"
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Around 20% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$289.69 vs $580.73
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The best price we've seen is $291 cheaper (2x less)
Weight
Lighter
550 g vs 659 g
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Around 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/1700s
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2.4x faster max shutter speed
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SL100050x
              P52041.7x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1000920k dots
              P520921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL10004.8"
              P5204"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000659 g
              P520550 g
              Size Large Help
              SL1000123×89×123 mm
              P520125×84×102 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297 - $327

              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $366

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $335

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $299 - $400

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $303 - $311

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S8400

              Fujifilm FinePix S8400

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

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