Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

100

Nikon Coolpix P520

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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 CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$178 - $212

Lowest price Much cheaper
Battery life Longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$426

Zoom Significantly more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Super zoom

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Zoom Less zoom

Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$288

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Size Smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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.