Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
120 fps
 

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

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Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$967 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Built-in flash No built-in flash
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Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

Screen size Much smaller screen
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Nikon Coolpix P600

Super zoom

$700

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Super zoom

$498

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
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Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly 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.