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

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

74

Nikon Coolpix P510

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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 P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$344

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$458 - $597

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$546

Wide angle Better wide angle
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$599

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,114 - $2,397 with 16-80mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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 ?
 
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