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

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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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differences

Advantages of the Nikon P520

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen size Larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
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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
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
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $418.00 vs $439.00
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Almost the same
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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 Great zoom Help
              P520:41.7x
              DSC-HX300:50x
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              P520:$439.00
              DSC-HX300:$418.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              P520:4"
              DSC-HX300:4.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              P520:550 g
              DSC-HX300:650 g
              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

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $458

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $288 - $298

              Zoom Has much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

              Nikon Coolpix P520 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $314

              Size Slightly smaller
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen size Smaller screen

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188 - $198

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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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.