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

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000.
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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 4 f-stops better
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
350 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
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
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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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Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$276.95 vs $555.18
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The best price we've seen is $278 cheaper (2x less)
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              SL1000480 fps
              P520120 fps
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $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

              $329 - $349

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $375 - $427

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $360 - $398

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $248

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $311

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $206

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $338 - $399

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

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $475

              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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