Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
3.15x
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Zoom Significantly more zoom 41.7x vs 24x
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More than 3x more zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Size Slightly smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 125x87x110 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The P520's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Thickness Slightly thinner 4" vs 4.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 550 g vs 588 g
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Around 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $323.00 vs $409.00
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The best price we've seen is $86 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FZ200

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Battery life Much longer battery life 540 shots vs 200 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DMC-FZ200's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 240 fps vs 120 fps
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2x higher fps
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Focus points More focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P520:4"
              DMC-FZ200:4.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              DMC-FZ200:588 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P520:$323.00
              DMC-FZ200:$409.00
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              DMC-FZ200:125x87x110 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $265 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $349 - $441

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Smaller
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $384 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Leica V-Lux 4

              Super zoom

              $873

              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

              Super zoom

              $704

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Size Smaller
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              discussion

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              Ajay (4:20 PM, August 30, 2013)
              How pathetic comparison... fz200 is a dreamy camera.. p520 is nothing before that.. i dont believe snapsort anymore..
               
              Avatar for joachimmueller joachimmueller (4:35 AM, May 26, 2013)
              Any camera in that price range should have a thread for filter. A hot shoe is a must.
              It would be good to mention the availability (and feasibility) of external WiFi, GPS, remote control, filters, add-on lenses like fish eye, slow motion movie, and more. For nature lovers a remote viewfinder like a phone including shutter release from the phone are the new things that need to be looked at.
              Nikon offers a reasonably priced WiFi adapter.

              It seems to me the Panasonic is more professional.
               
              cliff (0:19 PM, May 11, 2013)
              spot on randall - I must confess that sometimes ive noticed many mistakes & left out info on snapsort in regards to camera specs - both great cams, but fz200 only 64pts ? lol, laughable - its a top rated bridge camera on almost every review - the images are superb even at full zoom (someones posted a video on u tube showing it at 96x zoom (4x digital zoom) I was gobsmacked, the image was superb.
               
              cliff (0:13 PM, May 11, 2013)
              lumix fz200 does have HDR
               
              Randal (2:59 AM, February 06, 2013)
              You missed the major compare - Lumix w/2.8f @ 600mm vrs Nikon P510 w//5.5f @ 600mm, and 6.9f @ 1000mm. I much prefer the wide f-stop with max tele.