Nikon Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P520

80

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Nikon Coolpix P530

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Nikon Coolpix P530

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P530

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P520's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Nikon P530

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External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life Longer battery life 240 shots vs 200 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 122x84x98 mm vs 125x84x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Macro focus Slightly better macro capability 0.4 cm vs 1 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 494 g vs 550 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $339.00 vs $429.00
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The best price we've seen is $90 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.9" vs 4"
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              41.7x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              P520:1 cm
              P530:0.4 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
              P520:4"
              P530:3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              P530:494 g
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              P530:122x84x98 mm
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              P520:200 shots
              P530:240 shots
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              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

              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              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

              $398 - $418

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $304

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $269

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P520.

              Nikon Coolpix P530 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P530.

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              Avatar for DJ Kerfuffle DJ Kerfuffle (1:23 PM, May 21, 2014)
              Coolpix 530 has no external mic input socket. There is an error in your review!