Updated (May 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Samsung NX2000

Nikon Coolpix P520 vs Samsung NX1000

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

54

Samsung NX1000

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

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

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Size
Really small
Mid size (114×63×37 mm)
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

Items often bought with the Nikon P520 or Samsung NX1000

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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
Help
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
500 ms vs 598 ms
Help
Around 20% less delay when taking photos
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
Help
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
114×63×37 mm vs 125×84×102 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
Significantly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
Help
Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Much thinner
1.5" vs 4"
Help
2.8x thinner
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Weight
Significantly lighter
222 g vs 550 g
Help
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
Help
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The NX1000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
15 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P520500 ms
              NX1000598 ms
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              P5209
              NX100015
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 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 slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 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 Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Size Slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $305 - $350

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 - $350 with 20-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $340 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Samsung NX500

              Samsung NX500

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Slightly heavier

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