Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
540 shots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$215 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900

Travel zoom

$299 - $397

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700

Super zoom

$389 - $447

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$493 - $598

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$250

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

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.