Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Nikon Coolpix P530 vs Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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Nikon Coolpix P520

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Nikon Coolpix P520

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
0 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P520

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 
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Advantages of the Nikon P520

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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
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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
Size Smaller 125x84x102 mm vs 130x93x103 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 550 g vs 650 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $322.50 vs $398.00
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The best price we've seen is $76 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX300

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Zoom More zoom 50x vs 41.7x
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More than 40% more zoom
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 0 ms vs 500 ms
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Almost the same
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-HX300's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Battery life Longer battery life 310 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Slightly higher true resolution 9.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Zoom Incredible zoom Help
              P520:41.7x
              DSC-HX300:50x
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P520:4"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P520:$322.50
              DSC-HX300:$398.00
              Size Large Help
              P520:125x84x102 mm
              DSC-HX300:130x93x103 mm
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              P520:200 shots
              DSC-HX300:310 shots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $397

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $447

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $468

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Zoom Has significantly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix FZ70

              Super zoom

              $300 - $398

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $409 - $598

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $299

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

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300.

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              Nikon Coolpix P520 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

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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.