Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Samsung NX2000

Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P520

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Samsung NX1000

47

Samsung NX1000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX1000

Size
Really small
Mid size 114x63x37 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
500 ms vs 598 ms
Help
Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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
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
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
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
Help
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
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Help
More than 13x larger sensor
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
Help
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
Help
The NX1000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 7 fps
Help
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
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              P520:500 ms
              NX1000:598 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              P520:9
              NX1000:15
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $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 significantly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $385 body only

              $429 - $499 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
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $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 P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Longer battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $398

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Zoom More zoom
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

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

              Samsung NX1000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $999 with 20-50mm, 50-200mm lenses

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

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 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 NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Samsung NX1100

              Samsung NX1100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $359 with 20-50mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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