Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P500

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

72

Nikon Coolpix P500

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
23 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/5000 of a second
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P500.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$500

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$218 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10

Compact

$83 - $87

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Nikon Coolpix P500 Competitors

Placeholder

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Super zoom

$997

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$829 body only

$949 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$479 - $597

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Significantly larger

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