Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

60

Nikon Coolpix P520

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
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 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

$448 - $504

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $180

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly lighter
Zoom Significantly less zoom
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$268

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Narrower aperture

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$200 - $210

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$409

Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$188 - $229

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
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Nikon Coolpix P520
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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.