Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Winner
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

57

Nikon Coolpix P520

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

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 flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 - $547

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$150 - $168

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$238

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

$210 - $279

Macro focus Better macro capability
Battery life Longer battery life
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510

Super zoom

$387

Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$202 - $229

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

discussion

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.