Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

70

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Nikon Coolpix P510

63

Nikon Coolpix P510

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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 P510

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Size Slightly smaller 120x83x102 mm vs 125x84x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $269.00 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $80 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              41.7x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              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
              4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              P510:555 g
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P520:500 ms
              P510:380 ms
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              P510:120x83x102 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
              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

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $420 - $427

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $390 - $398

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              GPS Doesn't have a built-in GPS
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Coolpix P510.

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              discussion

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              Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:51 PM, April 05, 2013)
              Thanks for pointing that out, we will have that fixed up soon
               
              Antonello Santinelli (0:16 PM, April 05, 2013)
              there is an error on the comparation: p520 has a "flip-out screen", p510 has'nt it!!!!!!
               
              Avatar for David Semon David Semon (5:08 AM, March 05, 2013)
              I have a P510 - and it has a flip out screen and I love it and use it often. According to Nikon, they both have a "Vari-Angle" monitor, the description of the P520 makes it sound like it does a few more tricks
              If you want accurate specs, go to the Nikon website
              http://www.nikon.com/news/2013/0129_cpx_03.htm
               
              dbs (9:16 AM, February 27, 2013)
              kindly don't refer this sits review..its totally wrong... it gives almost 70% wrong information about each camera..why snapsot paying for this misinformation up-loaders ?
               
              cameraguy (3:23 PM, February 25, 2013)
              Info is wrong, cameras are reversed. p520 has flip out screen, not p510.
               
              Avatar for Ray Wiley Ray Wiley (7:11 PM, February 20, 2013)
              Hopefully someone will take another look at p520 specs...
               
              vjweirnogeenn (7:07 AM, February 11, 2013)
              Weak comparison due to the lag of correct information