Updated (February 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P600

81

Nikon Coolpix P520

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps

Items often bought with the P600 or P520

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P600.

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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P520's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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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 2 f-stops better
Size
Slightly smaller
125×84×102 mm vs 125×85×107 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
4" vs 4.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon P600

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
60x vs 41.7x
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More than 2x more zoom
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.95 vs $379.00
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The best price we've seen is $129 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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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
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              P52041.7x
              P60060x
              High-speed framerate Extremely high speed movies Help
              120 fps
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1.0 cm
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P5204"
              P6004.2"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520550 g
              P600565 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              P5203,200 ISO
              P6001,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              P520125×84×102 mm
              P600125×85×107 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              P5201080p @ 60fps
              P6001080p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Nikon Coolpix P900

              Super zoom

              $597 - $1,350

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $385

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

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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