Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Samsung NX1100

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

66

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Samsung NX1000

48

Samsung NX1000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Size
Really small
Mid size 114x63x37 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 500 ms vs 598 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Samsung NX1000

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Size Significantly smaller 114x63x37 mm vs 125x84x102 mm
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4x smaller
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 13x larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NX1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness Much thinner 1.5" vs 4"
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2.8x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 222 g vs 550 g
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2.5x lighter
Battery life Longer battery life 320 shots vs 200 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Focus points Slightly more focus points 15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P520:500 ms
              NX1000:598 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              P520:9
              NX1000:15
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $392 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $285 body only

              $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $437 - $520 body only

              $530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              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

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $330 - $429 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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