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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$299.00 vs $336.89
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The best price we've seen is $38 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              GPS Built-in GPS Help
              Great for travel
              Wide angle Good wide angle Help
              24 mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              P520$336.89
              P510$299.00
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              4"
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              200 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              7 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              P520125×84×102 mm
              P510120×83×102 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              P520550 g
              P510555 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              4"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              41.7x

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