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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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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 2 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
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the SL1000's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $291.00 vs $338.89
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 123x89x123 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 4" vs 4.8"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 550 g vs 659 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              SL1000:50x
              P520:41.7x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SL1000:920k dots
              P520:921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              SL1000:4.8"
              P520:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              SL1000:659 g
              P520:550 g
              Size Large Help
              SL1000:123x89x123 mm
              P520:125x84x102 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

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $250 - $297

              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

              $399 - $400

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $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 a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $232 - $330

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $361 - $499

              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $229 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $399

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

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