Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

67

Nikon Coolpix P520

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
0 ms shutter lag
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
120 fps
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix P520.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

competitors

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$300 - $498

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$265 - $268

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$274

Zoom More zoom
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$249 - $277

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$313 - $427

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$179 - $197

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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someone (4:59 AM, September 23, 2013)
HX300
 
Avatar for ANUBRATA SARKAR ANUBRATA SARKAR (4:39 PM, July 04, 2013)
Which camera I should buy please,please,please, some one help me, will I buy NIKON P520 or SONY HX300? please do not give the comparison between these two camera, I know all the specification. Which camera give the best quality photos, videos and duribility is more. please someone help me.
 
kish (7:13 PM, June 26, 2013)
the only advantage for nikon p520 are 120 fps and gps but both advantages are not important because 120fps is poor quality video (notHD or dvd quality) and gps uses too much battery.
 
Avatar for ansp ansp (7:06 PM, May 31, 2013)
How the qualities of still picture both of them? Tq.
 
Avatar for Kp Mak Kp Mak (3:41 AM, May 25, 2013)
There is no meaning in making a comparsion JUST according to the specifications!

Just a summarization of the catalogue?

The real world experience is more important.

For example, the zooming via lens ring of the Sony HX300,to me,has much a better feeling of control.