Updated (January 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

78

Nikon Coolpix P510

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 P510.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$279 - $770

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$180

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330

Super zoom

$272

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$500

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

discussion

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Avatar for Cyberman9 Cyberman9 (10:01 PM, May 22, 2016)
Seems to me that some of your picture samples/presentations were lifted from Micro Four Third camera samples because of Technical Details, e.g., 4mm 80 ISO, 7mm 200 ISO, etc.
Pls. be accurate and more precise "snapsort" so that 'readers' would believe in your comparisons, otherwise everything you wrote were baloneys. :)
 
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