Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

79

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Panasonic Lumix FZ70

69

Panasonic Lumix FZ70

Runner-up
     
 

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 FZ70

Zoom
Great zoom
60x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
20 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution 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
Size Smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 130x97x118 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
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
Thickness Thinner 4" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Lighter 550 g vs 606 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic FZ70

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Zoom Much more zoom 60x vs 41.7x
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More than 2x more zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle 20 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 400 shots vs 200 shots
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2x more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the FZ70's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 9 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $265.00 vs $323.00
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The best price we've seen is $58 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Zoom Incredible zoom Help
              P520:41.7x
              FZ70:60x
              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"
              FZ70:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              FZ70:606 g
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              FZ70:130x97x118 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $552

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Supports RAW Doesn't shoot RAW

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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              discussion

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