Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P600

100

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Nikon Coolpix P520

71

Nikon Coolpix P520

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

Great zoom
Zoom
60x
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.0 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the P520's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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
Size
Slightly smaller
125x84x102 mm vs 125x85x106 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
Longest exposure
Slightly 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
              P520:41.7x
              P600:60x
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P520:4"
              P600:4.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              P600:565 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              P600:125x85x106 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $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
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $248 - $330

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

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

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $479 - $500

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

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