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

Nikon Coolpix P600

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P600

80

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Nikon Coolpix P520

70

Nikon Coolpix P520

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P600

Zoom
Great zoom
60x
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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
 
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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
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)
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $327.00 vs $426.95
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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 Much more zoom 60x vs 41.7x
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More than 2x more zoom
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 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 Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Great zoom Help
              P520:41.7x
              P600:60x
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P520:4"
              P600:4.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              P600:565 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P520:$327.00
              P600:$426.95
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              P600:125x85x106 mm

              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

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347 - $397

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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468 - $478

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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 P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $298

              Wide angle Has a significantly 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 Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Nikon Coolpix P600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P600.

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              discussion

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